Chronological Archives

  • Signal Boost: United States: Ninth Annual Tennessee Disability MegaConference in June 2011 The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is Tennessee’s largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals.  At the conference, people share the latest information and innovations on many topics including housing, employment, education, health care, recreation and leisure, mental health, and others.  Continuing education credits are offered in many categories.  People attending make new friends ...
  • Signal Boost: Text of teleconferences on the Global Disability Rights Library Dear Friends and Colleagues, Thank you to everyone who participated in USICD’s teleconferences on the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL). We are excited about the enthusiasm for this effort that you brought to the call. Both calls featured lively discussion and generated new ideas and connections that will be invaluable moving forward with the ...
  • A full night’s sleep Last night, for the first time in ages, I got a full night’s sleep! This hasn’t happened in months, so I am very pleased! This is just a little spark of joy for me: it’s hardly a pattern yet, and I’ve only been managing to sleep sensible hours a very little bit of late. And ...
  • University Kicks Student With Down Syndrome Out Of Classroom; Other Students Protest And Are Ignored Frankly, this is shitty behaviour, and I am outraged both on behalf of Eliza, who deserved far better treatment than this, and on behalf of the students in her class who were used as an excuse and a shield by the university who then promptly ignored everything the students said in response.
  • Recommended Reading for November 23, 2010 miss_invisible at Take a little look… (DW): Origins I often find myself wondering when, exactly, everything started. Have I always been dealing with mental illness? Have I always been, to greater or lesser degrees, disabled? At times the wondering borders on obsession, the inability of my anxious mind to let things go making me turn the ...
  • Creative Work: Yinka Shonibare, MBE Everybody, I have found my new art crush. Yinka Shonibare, MBE is a British-Nigerian artist with an impressive list of awards, publications, and gallery exhibitions on his resume. And I am all kinds of in love with his work, from his art installations to his gallery pieces. I do love an artist with flexibility who ...
  • s.e. and abby Chat About Books: The Summoning This weekend, s.e. and abby both read The Summoning, by Kelley Armstrong. Rather than fighting over which one got to review it, they decided to have a chat instead! Here’s the synopsis from the publisher, and be advised that mild spoilers lie beyond! My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same ...
  • Recommended Reading for 22 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 ...
  • Congratulations, Gregory Hlibok! Gregory Hlibok, for those who do not know (and there’s no particular reason you should!) is a Deaf attorney who was just appointed to head the disability rights office at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. This is news for two important reasons. 1. The FCC is responsible for regulating communications in the United ...
  • Dear Imprudence — Strictly Speaking of Protocol I think we can make this short and sweet, so let’s jump right in, shall we? Miss Manners fields a Veterans’ Day Special from Every Military Person, Everywhere! We members of the military would be honored if you could address military funeral etiquette for Veterans Day. Naturally, I jest, but I do take minor exception to members of ...