Thursday, August 27, 2015

Things To Think About

Awesome, I am all about reaching out to the next generation to crush the box.

CARING TEENS WANTED! CARING TEENS is a day-long program that prepares teens to offer first-rate care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities and/or enter the field of special education some day.
What every parent hopes for in these first weeks of school. Kids are more likely to step out of the box and include others, because they are so honest about how they feel.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fun and Interesting Things In The World of Disabilities

Thanks to 3D printing, prosthetics can now be built faster and way cheaper than ever before. 


This crazy, I am sure he was causing damage to both trucks. I just hope the easy way was worth it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This is just brilliant!

I think this is awesome idea, I just think its just time to come up with ways to make things accessible and bring together as partners and a team. It would be odd to try and have a conversation riding this.  I not nocking the idea, but I would feel too separated from Wifey, or my friend while using this.
I know it is an age thing, I would loved this as a kid. Now I would rather do things with people.

Accessible Caves


This reminds me of when Wifey and I went to luray caverns in VA.  to us it seemed accessible even the some ramp we steep. I think we were more amazed that underground everything was ramped and not stairs.

Monday, August 24, 2015

I open Today's meeting at UC2 by stating that...


I open Today's meeting at UC2 by stating that I was not only there for my concerns, but more importantly as an voice for the clients who can't express them selves. It would have been so easy for me to go tell them what I think is wrong with UC2, but how far would that have gotten me.

Instead, I pointed out the fact that staff are like family to their client and how unhealthy it could be when people just come and go out of their lives. The good thing is, I notice a lot of notes being taken.  I also learn they are taking steps to better educate staff about their duties. My reason for meeting was to express more frustration about the frequency of staffing turn over is.

I left on this thought, we have 20 people fighting so much to be the next president they can can only say how the other person messed up. but not really  saying what they can to better for our country. The easy part in life is point fingers, but creating change is a life time of work.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A blind dog was scared to walk, so its owner made this nice little device.

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On the last day of camp at BEMAA, we were trying to give examples to the camper of how the blind can be independent by remember, imagining the world around them. Each week we world talk about different disabilities so they could understand not all disabilities are the same.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rest easy Lenny. A legend gained his wings.

Farewell Baltimore Batman. We had the privledge to be amongst the sea of people today, to hear about the man behind the mask at his funeral. What we learned was that Lenny was just as facinating as his alter ego. A man very dedicated to bringing a difference in community and had the personality that matched his bank account. The countless children with grave illnesses he gave hope to was so exceptional. News crew were all aligned like the big dipper from various states and countries. Lenny's story reached so many miles and for this alone, I have such gratitude. Let Lenny's 'Batmans' light all give us enough encouragement to do "more" in our communities. A quote from his funeral today-certainly there will be imposters and our hope is that each of us provides more for others BUT make no mistake...NO one will ever replace Lenny, ever!

Rest easy Lenny. A legend gained his wings.

Monday, August 17, 2015

BEMAA Art Camp Week King Gimp

BEMAA Art Camp Week 10 Part 2: Pinata Project conclusion


Although our Pinata project did turn out as plan, it was a great group effort and the process is what counted the most. As with any art, all ideas do not work the first time, but it lets you know what works for your next attempt.  Wifey and I did have a back up plan, so everyone did get a bag of treats even Master Rick!

BEMAA Art Camp Week 10 Part: Pinata Project continued

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Everyone working hard together to get this project wrapped up.  There will be a big treat tomorrow when all of this mayhem is done! Art is full of mayhem until you get to finished piece.

BEMAA Art Camp Week 7: Pinata Projects 


Up until now we have been doing art projects that only takes one session. I wanted to show the campers that some art is multi sept, but there is still a great reward at the end even if there is a lot of work.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Helen Keller could be on the new $10 bill!!

Source: King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Saturday, August 15, 2015

The US Treasury has asked the public to "Tweet", ‪#‎TheNew10‬, or visit: to share their choice of a woman to appear on the re-designed $10 bill. Please submit your choice - Helen Keller - and check out our video - The Top Ten Reasons Helen Keller should be on TheNew10. And don't forget to share!

Holy Fudge Batman!

Source: King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Friday, August 14, 2015

this looks awesome, I am too caution of water. I have been under too many times to push my luck.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Montgomery aims to make all taxicabs wheelchair accessible by 2025


This also address my question about an extra charge for Uber and Lyft.
The council also approved a 25 cent surcharge on Uber, Lyft and other transportation network services that start in the county. The funds will be used to help offset the costs of purchasing and retrofitting an accessible taxicab and facilitate the delivery of accessible taxicab services in the county.

Posted by King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Thursday, August 13, 2015

5 Mobile Technologies Help Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities


This is an interesting read, technologies are a blessing to PWD. I can testify to that, I get a lot of independence from my computer and devices. We do not realize how much of a big part they play in our life until they break. On the other hand we need to find a balance with technology, so we do not forget the human factor. Sure it is easy to send email, text, a message, but that will never replace the connection when people spend time together in person.

Posted by King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

There Are Only 12 Master Penmen in the World, This Guy Is the Youngest

It is interesting Wifey posted this, Over the last year I was talking to Brianna Leryn Pleasant​ how we are the generation that might need to keep the old ways of art alive.  Even though I am at #TowsonU working with new technology, I also need to balance that with my other styles of art. Working with the Cintiq might be cleaner and easier on my body, but it will never be the same as painting, drawing, printing and all that other stuff.  Technology makes stuff easy and happen now, but is that as rewarding?

A lost form of art, Technology vs. Human. I could get lost watching this fella. Daniel Keplinger, just one more person we shall meet to check off our bucket list!

Posted by King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Loser Can be Cool If They Have Style

I was watching Forged In Fire, it is a knife making competition show. One guy finished his blade an hour early, he sits down at his anvil and has a cup of coffee while the others finish their blades. Sadly he did not make the cut to the next round. It shows that loser can be cool when they have style, so take that Trump2016.

Posted by King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Do people with different disabilities actually support each other?

I think we all are trying to have same goal of seeing PWDs having the rights of living life to the fullest, but the path is not the same. Think about it there are different groups in the disability community, I can at least name four. They are the Disabled Vets, Physical Disabled, Mentally Ill, Autism, and Deaf communities and they all have their interest to best benefit their needs.  Not that this is a bad thing, that is lust how the world works.

I think we all want to raise awareness so PWD have the same rights and are treated just as anyone else in America. I know my way of achieving this goal might not be the same as the next person's. I am ok with that, because the messages all add up to get to the end point that all want.

Posted by King Gimp - Dan Keplinger on Thursday, August 6, 2015