Chronological Archives

  • Question Time: Disability and the New Year Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Well, it’s Gregorian New Year today, and I wish you a very happy new year if you use that calendar system, and a very happy next twelve months in any case! This year, ...
  • Promoting James Cameron’s Avatar: Let’s Talk Jake Sully and Disability Note: This post is about how James Cameron’s Avatar is being presented and promoted to the public, and about the attitudes cast and crew have to the characters and their presentation. It is not a review of Avatar. A reader recently sent a tip to Anna about a video on Hulu, a short interview with Sam ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 31 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. Action Item for Europeans: European Network on Independent Living: Free Our People Now! Signature Campaign Across ...
  • Question Time: Thinking About Website Accessibility Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Today’s question revolves around website accessibility. There are scores of guides to making websites more accessible, and even some accessibility standards for websites. But if there’s one thing we know at FWD, ...
  • Let’s Bust Some Myths: People with disabilities just want to sue the world into compliance There are two big problems with this theory. First, and most obvious to me, is that none of these Nice Able-Bodied Folks seem to be concerned that one needs to sue (or otherwise threaten with legal action) in order to get into buildings, get written material presented in a way you can read it, ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 30: Bumper midweek edition Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. Action Item for USAns: Cripchick: human rights abuses in public schools these are practices that are ...
  • Quickpress: Upcoming Carnivals! 11th Carnival of Feminists, focusing on Gender Across Borders, is accepting submissions until January 5! The 62nd Disability Blog Carnival will be at Uppity Crip/Finding My Way, and the theme is holidays! Deadline for submissions is January 11th. The 5th Asian Women’s Blog Carnival, with the theme of Who I Am When I’m (not) With You, ...
  • Veterans Find Self Expression and Therapy Moderatrix’ Incredibly Verbose Note: The linked article in Stars & Stripes held a couple of problems for me. One: It gave an impression that pharmaceutical therapy is somehow not a reasonable treatment for people dealing with mental health or anxiety disorders. This should not be taken as the opinion of myself, nor any member of ...
  • The Other 90% Design for the Other 90% is a website which highlights design initiatives which are intended to be accessible to the “5.8 billion people, or 90% have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, nearly half do not have ...
  • Recommended Reading for December 29 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post. Wheelchair Dancer: Charity, One Non-Person At A Time I am angered by the exploitation of individuals ...