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  • An open letter to abled people who like to glare at people who use disabled parking spaces Also see: An open letter to abled people who use disabled parking spaces by Annaham, which this is jumping off from. Since I drafted this, s.e. also wrote Dear Imprudence: Who Appointed You the Parking Police?! Dear abled people who like to glare at people who use disabled parking spaces, Hi there. It’s great that you’re so ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 30, 2010 Jessica Pauline Ogilvie for the Los Angeles Times: Stuttering: Working to free the words An estimated 3 million American adults have a stutter that didn’t resolve in childhood, according to the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation of America. As kids, many dealt with the giggles of classmates and confusion of teachers; as adults, they often deal with uncertain ...
  • Happy Post! Things That Make My Life … Er … Easier? I have a love of cooking that often times taps me all the way to the bottom of my silverware drawer. I will often borrow tomorrow’s spoons to finish what I want to do today… I am sure that some of this is drawn of my stubborn and bullheaded nature. To assist me in my passions, ...
  • WIN!: Federal Court Orders Canadian Government To Make Websites Accessible To Screen Readers! I haven’t even had time to process this yet – I just found out when my friend called me to ask if I had heard the news. Donna Jodham has won her case against the Canadian Government – Government websites will now have 15 months to follow their own accessibility guidelines. Canada must make Web ...
  • QuickPress: Disability Blog Carnival 71 is up! As it is late and dinner is calling, I’m going to cheat and just C&P what Penny says over at Disability Studies. Penny: For All Your Disability Blog Carnival (And Disability History) Needs! The November edition is up at Modus Dopens, and it’s a good solid collection of links, around the theme of intersections. Go, ...
  • For Granted It’s odd how we sometimes take the habits of our children for granted. I have a particularly chatty child. I can’t imagine where she gets her penchant for being a non-concise story-teller. Really. I can’t. But when it is early in the morning and I haven’t had a chance to heave my second cup of coffee into ...
  • You Get Proud By Practicing: Laura Hershey, Writer, Poet, Activist, Consultant, has died For some, Laura is most famous for her bravery and strength in confronting the Jerry Lewis Telethon, organizing counter-protests and bluntly exposing the hypocrisy of honouring a man who expresses such disdain towards people with disabilities as a “humanitarian”. You can read her amazing article, From Poster Child to Protester at CripCommentary.
  • Accessing Sexual Health Part One: Barriers To Getting There Again, these are physical barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing health services. They’re not deliberate, but they have long-term consequences that are easy to forget.
  • Recommended Reading 26 November 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...
  • In praise of speech-to-text software One thing that has helped me quite a bit as a blogger, writer, grad student and person with chronic pain subject to flare-ups has been speech-to-text software. The basic idea is fairly self-evident: You install the software, plug in the headset that comes with it, open up the word processing program of your choice, and ...