My focus is using technology to overcome human limits. As a father of a family with disabilities, this has become my mission and personal journey.

Russ Ewell
Silicon Valley, CA
 

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E-Sports 2020

Russ concludes his time with Greg and Ray discussing the future and potential expansion of E-Sports. Though E-Sports has grown in ways no one could imagine, there is still so much more we can do. We can’t stop pushing for growth until everyone is included and accepted, and must keep setting goals and moving forward towards them until we achieve that. Episode References E-SportsDigital Scribbler“Start Your Own” E-Sports ProgramE-Sports Social Media:FacebookInstagram: @e_sportscaTwitter: @e_SoccerCA ...

A Passion for Leadership

“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.”Robert Kennedy Much like artists, leaders are visionary. They see things that no one else sees, and break the mold of what is considered normal. Not bound by the shackles of conformity, leaders are original in their thinking and in what they produce, whether it is art, technology, athletics, etc. Silicon Valley is...

Warriors Night: The Noticeable Impact of Inclusion

Continuing their conversation about the progression of E-Sports, Russ talks with Greg and Ray about how the program has grown from just a few kids playing soccer to having about 700-800 kids participating per week across the Bay Area; expanded to multiple countries such as China, Guam, the Philippines, and India; and developed into multiple programs such as E-Soccer, E-Hoops, E-Karate, and, more recently, E-Dance. This growth has gained recognition and attention from...

Organic Inclusion: An E-Sports Update

Russ Ewell sits down with Greg Bodzioch and Ray Kim to discuss the background and growth of E-Sports. What began as an effort to have kids with both typical and special needs play soccer together on a small Foster City field, has now expanded nationally and internationally, and grown into multiple programs, including E-Soccer, E-Hoops, E-Karate, and more, partnering with schools like USF and St. Mary’s. Advocacy and inclusion for people with special...

The Digital Scribbler Podcast: Disability & Technology Introduction

Introduction Hello all, my name is Russ Ewell, and this is The Digital Scribbler Podcast. In this episode, I will introduce myself and provide a little background for both myself and what this podcast will cover during season one, I will also discuss reasons for doing this podcast and what I wish will come of it. As a father of two sons with disabilities, I have both a deep and personal connection to disability advocacy....

Step Inside The Virtual World Where Possibilities Are Endless For Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is a burgeoning technology space that is only limited by what we can image. With those possibility there has been an effort to use VR for good. Whether in the education arena or, simply,  even helping kids with doctor visits and receiving vaccines. Russ sits down with Parker and Sean to talk about VR and the possibilities of what it can do to be a tool to aid and help people. Possibly providing...

How To Implement The 5 Levels of Inclusion and Change Your Life in The Process

Inclusion isn't always easy. Even though it is a lifestyle we believe everyone should excel towards sometimes we feel unequipped in how to comprehensively include those with Special Needs. But inclusion isn't just a program it is a accumulation of moments that are seized. Those moments when you notice someone wants to be included or you see an opportunity to include someone. It can be as simple as treating a special needs family...

The 5 Levels of Inclusion & Why Inclusion Matters In Society

The 5 Levels of Inclusion is an inclusion philosophy developed by Russ Ewell years ago to help guide people on how true inclusion is a holistic approach. Russ sits down with his friend Greg Bodzioch and San Jose State University student Jackson Schaefer, who is studying Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities for his Kinesiology degree and has been a coach in the inclusive soccer program E-Soccer for the past 5 years. Their discussion is...

The Mark of a True Leader

“However tough people face their fears and doubts head-on, and they overcome them so they can function at the highest level without that fear and doubt inhibiting their ability to perform at their best. Embracing fear and using it to push yourself to get better, takes courage” Jay Bilas (Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court) Russ continues his conversation with Stone Eleazer and Coach Braumon Creighton to discuss how to...

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