Working for accessibility

Posted November 5, 2020

Kayla smiles into the camera

My name is Kayla Myers. I am 24 years old.

I have many health issues, physical and mental. I am a blind gamer, I play video games with no useable sight. I was diagnosed with classical EDS (cEDS) in 2019.

In 2016 I had a hospital admission that seemed to bring all of my EDS symptoms to the forefront of my mind. Back then I even thought I had a type of EDS but wasn’t able to get diagnosed until last year in December. With this diagnosis, the list of issues I have is very long, and because of it and my other problems, I have attempted and failed at school twice.

I’m determined to go back and finish and get a theater degree and a degree in game development. I want to be a voice actress and create a game development company that creates accessible games for those with disabilities, and that consults companies on how to be more accessible for their customers. I have a lot of goals and ambitions, and even though they may take me longer than others I know I will achieve them. Even before I was born the odds seemed stacked against me, but I seem to keep beating them.

 

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