Chronological Archives

  • Imperfections I am one of those people who often cannot ask for help. At times, I am so afraid of seeming weak, or whiny, or overly-sensitive, or dependent on other people that I tend to either ignore my own needs until I start flailing around at the last minute in order to not get overwhelmed, or minimize ...
  • Let’s Bust Some Myths: Depressed People Are Always Sad or They’re Faking! Mix up a few details, and Blanchard’s story is a pretty common one. Whenever I talk to people who are currently living with long- or short-term depression, or have lived with it in the past, they tell me the same story: Friends thought they were faking because they managed to get out and have ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, October 13, 2010 A few signal-boosting calls to action that people, especially those in the US, may want to participate in. Penny Reeder at Abled Body: Share your Smart Phone Strife with the FCC And one other thing, I don’t want to pay any more for my smartphone than anybody who has a Blackberry, Droid, or iPhone. I don’t believe ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 12, 2010 Darshak Sangavi at Slate: Should you crowdsource your medical problems? To be sure, many patients with complex or poorly understood medical problems like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis congregate in large virtual communities such as PatientsLikeMe, where they share details of their medical treatments and symptoms with each other—and occasionally even launch their own unregulated and informal ...
  • Canadians: Participants are needed for a study of cell phone based emergency services. (via email) Participants are needed for a study of cell phone based emergency services. Researchers at the Neil Squire Society are conducting a study to look at how 911 emergency calls and emergency disaster alerts on cellular phones can be made more accessible. The goal of this project is to get input from actual cell phone users on ...
  • Further Conversations On Body Image: Examining Health at Every Size (HAES) Health at every size is a concept embraced by some fat and size acceptance activists. For those not familiar with it, it was developed popularised (see comments) by Linda Bacon, and simply put, it suggests that there’s a wide variation of bodies and that people should focus on what makes their bodies healthy, rather than ...
  • Signal Boost: ADA Transportation Webinars (Via email) Dear Friends, The Topic Guides on ADA Transportation, a series of technical assistance documents funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and developed by DREDF and TranSystems Corporation, will be featured in a series of seven once-a-month webinars, one webinar on each Topic Guide. The webinar series will be coordinated by the DBTAC Great Lakes ...
  • Blind & Low-Vision Consumers Left Out in Point of Sales Transactions This puts Blind consumers in a tough spot: Either carry enough money with you everywhere to cover all of your expenses, or give someone else your private security code, your PIN – and give them access to your finances.
  • Recommended Reading for 8 October, 2010 Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? Anna linked to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s coverage of this story earlier in the week, now here is Cara’s ...
  • Question Time: Household Tips Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. From cooking to laundry to repairs, doing things around the house can be pretty tricky and/or exhausting and/or time consuming when you’re disabled. If you’ve any tips to share that can make ...