Joshua Basile

Community Relations Manager at accessiBe
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Josh works with accessiBe as the Community Relations Manager. Josh’s life was flipped upside down at the age of 18 when a wave slammed him headfirst against the ocean floor. He is now paralyzed below the shoulders and relies on a power wheelchair, assistive technology, and caregiving to live independently in the community. Josh’s paralysis did not stop him from moving forward and wheeling after his dreams. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from law school, passed the legal bar, and went to work for a prominent law firm in Washington DC. Josh went on to found a 501(c)(3) nonprofit called Determined2Heal and the world’s largest video mentoring platform called SPINALpedia, personally mentoring over 1500 newly injured families.

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  • That's a scary world. Persons with disabilities are living in that world, and we have to do something to change that. Too often, whenever we have access and inclusion issues, it's because persons with disabilities are always an afterthought. It's like, let's make this right for persons without disabilities, and you know what, later on we'll fix it for everybody else. And the internet is a perfect example of that.

    10 August 2021
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