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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. April 2013
    www.johnmckenna.com.au

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  2. Empowering Diversity
    Why we got this gig? - Intro
    WordPress - Vehicle for getting the
    word out
    Before our blogs hit the streets
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  3. Flashback - Wordcamp 2011
    Word cast video 2011
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  4. 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
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  5. Planet Disability
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  6. 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
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  7. My Blog
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  8. Blog journey highlights
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  9. Blog journey highlights cont.
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  10. www.chinesekangaroo.com.au
    www.chinesekangaroo.com.au April 2013

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  11. 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

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  12. 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
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  13. www.chinesekangaroo.com.au April 2013

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  14. To Survive & Succeed
    I learnt very quickly when
    arriving in Australia just
    how important it is to
    understand how things
    work here.
    April 2013
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  15. 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

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  16. 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”
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  17. Now it is question time?
    April 2013

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