Chronological Archives

  • Weekly Job Round-Up Post As always, we don’t vet these jobs, and can’t tell you anything about them. US: Facebook is hiring: User Experience – Accessibility (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). You’ll need a FB account to apply for this job. Are you interested in building products used by hundreds of millions of people? Do you have direct experience working with assistive technology (ie screen ...
  • Veronika Decides to Die: A Very Special Lesson in Living Your Life Right Every now and again I come across a book that I enjoy enough to read repeatedly. I have several of these on our bookshelves at home. The Harry Potter Series is an annual read for me in my YA set. The Kushiel’s Legacy series is another, in my Not YA set. There are, though, few ...
  • Canadian Students With Disabilities: There are still spaces in Transcribe Your Class Please note that spots are filling up quickly for the Liberated Learning Youth Initiative starting this fall. The Youth Initiative provides students with disabilities access to a new Speech Recognition transcription system. During the project, students will be given special user accounts where they will be able to upload recorded lectures and receive ...
  • But Really, It’s For Your Own Good… Overarching Moderatrix Trigger Warning for Strong Language. And by “Strong Language” I mean that I swear a lot. I pretty much knew that my life was going to get fucked up when my doctor had a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). I knew this, because according to the laws of karma to which I tend to ...
  • Calls for Papers US Conference: The Association on Higher Education And Disability is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for its 34th Annual Conference, “AHEAD 2011: Sustainable Access through Partnership.” The conference will be held July 11-16, 2011 at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA The Call for Proposals Submission Deadline is October 25, 2010 The 2011 conference theme, ...
  • Recommended Reading for 1 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? First up, something close to my heart as a user of Sydney public transport from Jo Tamar at Wallaby: ...
  • Signal Boost: Assistance Dog Blog Carnival — Your Input Requested Gentle Readers! Sharon and Barnum over at After Gadget have it in mind to begin an Assistance Dog Blog Carnival. The majority of the information can be found at their blog: I love blog carnival and blogswarms. I try to participate in them as much as I’m able (which is a lot less often than I’d ...
  • Autism & Internet Usage Survey ETA: Several people have brought up concerns with this survey in the comments, including the AQ test that is at the end. You may want to check the concerns in the comments before deciding if you want to take the survey. I am an active autistic self-advocate and autism researcher (PhD student, educational psychology). I ...
  • Recommended Reading for 30 September 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 ...
  • Guest Post from Lisa: Invisible Ableism Lisa Harney is a single lesbian with ADHD, three cats, and a penchant for writing about social justice and transphobia. She blogs regularly at Questioning Transphobia. So one of the most frustrating experiences of coming to terms with my disability is realizing just how much ableism has impacted my life without my realization. I mean, I knew ...