Chronological Archives

  • How Can We Get More Bilingual Health Care Providers? Los Angeles County, where I live, is incredibly diverse, both racially and linguistically. According to the Asian Pacific American Legal Center’s 2008 report on Language Diversity and English Proficiency in LA County (pdf file), more than half of Los Angeles County residents speak a language other than English at home. “The 10 most frequently spoken ...
  • Signal Boost: Call for Submissions: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Autistics in Mid-Life Statement of Purpose I plan to publish an anthology of poetry and prose by people on the autism spectrum, aged 35 and over. I welcome all pieces of writing about your feelings about being autistic, your experiences, your sense of yourself, your view of the world, your work history, your relationship with your family, or any ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 16, 2010 Peggy Orenstein for the New York Times Magazine: The code-words of breast cancer awareness Fast-forward to today, when, especially during October, everything from toilet paper to buckets of fried chicken to the chin straps of N.F.L. players look as if they have been steeped in Pepto. If the goal was “awareness,” that has surely been met ...
  • Signal Boost: The Netherlands: ‘Diversity in Quality of Life’ Conference Disability Studies in Nederland and VU University Amsterdam have the pleasure of inviting you to the International Disability Studies Conference to be held around World Disability Day: Conference: ‘Diversity in Quality of Life’ Date: December 2-4, 2010 Location: VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands On the occasion of the first anniversary of Disability Studies in Nederland and the start of its research ...
  • Upcoming Events for the Week of November 15 to November 22 Events from the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. US: San Francisco, California, November 15: The Disability Issues Caucus of the National Communication Association will have a memorial for Paul Longmore at 7 p.m. Monday, November 15. It will be in the Franciscan A room of the Hilton San Francisco, at 333 O’Farrell Street. ...
  • Dear Political Left: Enough With the Scooter Hate, Already Every time there’s some political event where a bunch of people gather, some of those people are going to be using scooters (and wheelchairs! and canes! and walkers! etc.). And, invariably, people who disagree with the politics of that event are going to zero in on the scooter users, targeting them as objects of hatred ...
  • Recommended Reading for 15 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 ...
  • USICD Hosting Skype Conference Call on Global Disability Rights Library for International Audience (via email) Dear Friends and Colleagues, On Tuesday November 16 and Thursday November 18, 2010, USICD will host a pair of Skype teleconference calls for the International Disability Community introducing an opportunity to get involved in disseminating disability rights information globally. The calls will both cover the same content but are timed differently to accommodate time ...
  • Signal Boost: Personal Successes: Unlimited Potential eBook from the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians collected success stories from blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians. These success stories were on any topic, whether on employment, community involvement or conquering your own personal goals. Most importantly, these success stories differ from others that tend to reinforce the “superhero” notion of disability, by highlighting the ...
  • Dear Imprudence: I’ll Keep My Body Hair, Thanks Body hair has come up on Dear Imprudence before, so I thought this recent Ask Amy column might be relevant to the interests of some readers, in addition to being an example of an advice column that does not actually suck! A reader wrote in to ask: Dear Amy: I am a girl in my junior year ...