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Gaylen Floy
Works at Skål Technology
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Federal Way, Washington
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Web designers need blind people. Here's how it's playing out in King County, Washington.
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Hi, this summer I'm walking/running a half marathon with Team World Vision to raise money for clean drinking water for people in Africa. (A legally-blind friend who runs marathons is giving me tips.) It's amazing what a small donation can accomplish. http://bit.ly/1mQBuBm
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Need facts and figures from US Census Bureau for ADA 25th Anniversary (July 26)? 
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Beep baseball Game benefit for Guide Dog Users of Washington State. Saturday, June 20, noon. Rainier Beach High School, Seattle.
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"Being locked out of today’s technology is more than an inconvenience. It’s a civil rights issue." -- Lainey Feingold

Are your technologies and your content accessible to everyone?
In "Ditching Paper Signatures: Are All Electronic Alternatives Equal?" Eliya Fishman liste...
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Excellent article on accessible web design!
Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with and contribute to the we…
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Making Word documents, PDFs, and websites accessible for everyone makes good business sense. Why exclude potentially loyal customers? This flick does a great job of explaining steps to make websites accessible. Every business owner and manager should be familiar with these concepts.
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Web designers need blind people. How this is playing out in King County, Washington: http://floygonesocial.blogspot.com
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Seattle Sluggers vs Tacoma Tide Beep Baseball Benefit for Guide Dog Users of Washington State
Saturday, June 20, 2015, Noon to 2 p.m.
Rainier Beach High School, 8815 S. Seward Park Ave., Seattle
Food and drinks, T-shirts, jerseys, and caps will be on sale
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A big thank you to the Seattle Police Dept. for helping us promote this sport for people who are visually impaired and blind.
A local group is trying to encourage visually impaired people to get active.
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Baseball modified for blind athletes: Seattle Police Dept. vs Seattle South King Sluggers this Saturday, noon, at Rainier Beach High School. Food, drinks, gear on sale.
Some Seattle Police officers will don darkened shades to compete against the Seattle South King Sluggers in a game designed for blind athletes. SPD players will have to listen for the ball and listen for which base to run. The public is invited to attend the Seattle Police Department vs.
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Work
Occupation
Assistive Technology Trainer
Skills
Instruction, presentation, communication, design
Employment
  • Skål Technology
    Owner, present
    I provide one-on-one instruction in Windows file management, the Office Suite, and various assistive software. I help people with low vision become productive in school, at work, and back in their communities.
  • Access Technology, Inc.
    2009 - 2
    One-on-one instruction in Windows file management and the Office Suite, customizing screen magnifying software. We focus on key commands rather than using the mouse.
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Federal Way, Washington
Previously
Santa Cruz, California - Fairway Heights, Illinois - Breckenridge, Colorado - South Lake Tahoe, California
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Working toward an accessible world
Introduction

I love this quote from Frederick Douglas:

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.”

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Active member of the American Council of the Blind and St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Education
  • University of Washington
  • Bob Jones University
  • UC Santa Barbara
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