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John McKenna & Yan Zhang: How WordPress is Empowering Diversity

John McKenna & Yan Zhang: How WordPress is Empowering Diversity

John McKenna has a disability known as Arthrogryposis since birth. An electric wheelchair is his mode of transport, so naturally he has many views around the challenges this presents . John has been using WordPress as a useful tool in elevating the conversation between both the abled and disabled communities and with government and he is coming to WordCamp to tell us some of his story and how it is that WordPress has proven invaluable.

WP Australia

April 28, 2013

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  1. Empowering Diversity Why we got this gig? - Intro WordPress

    - Vehicle for getting the word out Before our blogs hit the streets www.johnmckenna.com.au April 2013
  2. Let me be selfish for a moment I have never

    been a scholar… “Gift of the Gab” quote from my Mum Dragon Dictation & WordPress Networking Creates Content www.johnmckenna.com.au April 2013
  3. Blog Cut through Balancing Sensitivity with, just say it Disability

    Is Contagious Doesn’t concern me  Don’t Stare It’s all too hard Goodbye medical perception Hello social inclusion www.johnmckenna.com.au April 2013
  4. History Like many ideas, CK evolved from conversations between John

    & I about the “communication challenges” for people from China who are now living in Australia Daily communication challenges Not getting accurate information Poor English = lack of confidence April 2013 www.chinesekangaroo.com.au
  5. History, cont . Also how connecting with a local-native speaker

    can make a big difference when learning the  Why’s  How’s Do’s  Do Not’s April 2013 www.chinesekangaroo.com.au
  6. To Survive & Succeed I learnt very quickly when arriving

    in Australia just how important it is to understand how things work here. April 2013 www.chinesekangaroo.com.au
  7. Blogging for me Having a blog has given me the

    opportunity to share useful information with other Chinese. We often receive positive feedback from Chinese saying how it’s great they can access this information on their mobile, & the fact that the posts are translated into Mandarin April 2013 www.chinesekangaroo.com.au
  8. Other social media Our strategy is not focused on subscribers

    to emails We focus more on a regular communication via.. CK “slang alert” CK “thought of the day” www.chinesekangaroo.com.au April 2013