First, another promising report passed along by Toni Bernhard: Rare Immune Cells Could Hold Key to Treating Immune Disorders
This study has a more concrete conclusion than I’ve seen in a while. Autoimmune diseases are chronically under-researched, so it’s encouraging and refreshing to hear of new research being conducted out there, and especially research with hopeful theories!
I also brought one of my favourite brands to task recently; here is the e-mail I sent them:
Hello- I recently purchased***** Antiseptic Mouth Rinse Green Mint with the easy-pour bottle. I like ***** brand mouthwash and noticed that it had a new style “cup” for a cap. Unfortunately, this new cap is VERY difficult to open if you have arthritis in your hands, as I do. I struggle with the cap daily, and some days can’t open it at all. I often need my husband to open it for me, and now leave the cap loose because it is such a problem. Please consider accessibility issues when designing your new products- I am sure you have many other faithful customers like myself who are also having issues with the new design. Thanks for your attention, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I requested follow-up on the online form, so I’m hoping for a response. I don’t expect any immediate changes, but if we don’t let them know that there’s a problem, they can’t improve it.
This is one of those grey areas where my personal Accessibility Advocacy outside of work overlaps with my job. I just had an accessibility meeting yesterday for work and provided feedback on international research into accessibility today. Living it really does make a difference in how I view the impact of what I do.