Design Solutions- Elise Roy

If I could write a letter to one person, today, that person would be Elise Roy! It would go something like this:

Dear Elise Roy,

My name is Diane Grover. I am a mom to five children. I went to college and became a teacher.

I have a moderate severe hearing loss in my right ear and a severe hearing loss in my left ear.

For all of my life, I have told people that I do not like my deep and gravelly voice.

Turns out, at the age of 50, I do not have a deep and gravelly voice.

I did not know I was hard of hearing. I only went to the doctor to prove to my husband that his 31 years of mumbling needed to change. lol (We are still working on that! lol)

So now, I am about 8 weeks in the hearing world. Well as you know, the hearing the best technology will let you hear.

My friend Lizette send this to me. I sat down and listened to it right away. I know when Lizette shares something, it is probably something I will agree with. She and I agree ones much. I think we are sisters separated at birth.  But that is a whole other blog post.

So I sat down and watched it, and I have to say, "YES YES YES!!"

Thank you so much for every word you said!

I hope that the rest of the world will watch this, and learn.

Let's start accommodating for all, because as you say, it is usually what the rest of the world wants anyhow!!

Individuals with disabilities are trend setters. World, believe in us, and we will show you!

Thank you Elise for this incredible Ted Talk!

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