Meet Lise Wagner!
Who am I?
Creating a common culture between all those involved in making the city and its services accessible to all people living with disabilities, that is what drives me on a daily basis!
I joined the OKEENEA team as an Accessibility Specialist and User Expert in 2009 after 5 years of responsibilities within an association in Lyon, France advocating for accessibility. I have forged my expertise through contact with stakeholders: elected officials, technicians, architects, city planners, user experts. My missions within OKEENEA consist in ensuring the adequacy of the solutions developed and implemented with the accessibility regulations and the uses of people with disabilities.
A translator by training, I put my passion for words and for the transmission from one culture to another at the service of this cause which is very important to me. Deciphering standards and regulations, disseminating knowledge about disabilities, promoting good practices and working methods are the means I have chosen to move towards a more inclusive society.
Being visually impaired since I was a child, almost blind today, I dream that one day everyone in my situation will stop wasting their energy overcoming obstacles and finally be able to express their full potential. Thank you for helping me make this dream come true!
My favorite articles?
It’s like asking a mother to choose among her children… My favorite articles are those that took me around the world or that opened my mind and enriched my vision.
Who else contributes to this blog?
Carole Martinez is the other current editor. But you’ll also find articles written by Zoe Gervais.
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The Number of People with Disabilities in the Workforce Is Rising: How to Include Them and Increase the Performance of Your Company?
In the U.S., the number of people with disabilities in the workforce is increasing. This means workplaces need to adapt to include them.
How many people with disabilities live in the United States? How can they be more integrated in our society? What accessibility solutions can make their lives easier?
Shared streets represent zones where different active modes of transportation mix with motor vehicles. But for people with disabilities, they may be difficult to navigate.
A guiding sound corridor provides blind and visually impaired users more safety while crossing the street.
Disability Statistics in the US: Looking Beyond Figures for an Accessible and Inclusive Society Around 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability. Diving into disability statistics in the US will help us know exactly who is concerned and what...
How Innovation Promises to Revolutionize Accessibility in the New York City Subway With more than 1.5 billion passengers per year, the New York City subway is one of the most used rapid transit systems in the Western world. And it’s also one of the oldest. It...
Accessibility Data Collection: a Huge Challenge for Cities and Transit NetworksIt has been around ten years since we massively adopted the use of GPS on our smartphones. But while this tool is extremely helpful for car journeys, it is much less efficient to calculate...
Invisible Disabilities: 80% of Disabled People Are Concerned! Having a disability = using a wheelchair. That’s one persisting cliché! Actually, only 2% of people with disabilities are wheelchair users but 80% have invisible disabilities! What we mean by “invisible...
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