Innovative Access: Beyond getting in the door

Season 1, Episode 4,   Nov 05, 2021, 06:35 AM

This short podcast highlights the innovative work of Roger Ideishi and Ingrid Kanics, two creative OTs collaborating with organizations outside of the healthcare field. We learn how OTs make great advocates for creating a more culturally rich and accessible community experiences for children with disabilities and their families. We hope you are inspired by the work of these great OTs!

Roger Ideishi
Dr. Ideishi is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. His area of research and practice is concerned with access and participation of children with special needs and their families in everyday community experience. He serves as a clinical advisor to the accessibility programs at the Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; New Jersey Academy of Aquatic Sciences, Camden, NJ; and the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. He has directed several community demonstration and research projects partnering with schools, preschools, and early intervention programs to develop inclusive and accessible programming at theaters and museums. He can be contacted at

Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L
Ingrid Kanics is the president of Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC. Feel free to contact her at, or visit Ingrid’s business Facebook page. Interested in more on inclusive play? Visit Play For Life.

Music Credits
Finally Moving (remix), by Pretty Lights.
Dope, by grapes (feat. alexplaysguitar), is licensed under a Creative Commons license.
Empty rooms, by _ghost, is licensed under a Creative Commons license.
The Joy Jacket, by Pitx (feat. Unreal_dm), is licensed under a Creative Commons license.
Maybe Tomorrow, by Pretty Lights.
Used with permission.