Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for 17 September, 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? From BBC’s Ouch, by Charlie Swinbourne, Deaf country life v deaf city life: I’m soon to become ...
  • Recommended Reading For 16 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 Jesse the K: Making Space for Wheelchairs and Scooters There are many elements to making your event wheelchair-accessible. While U.S. law requires minimal wheelchair access, never rely on a venue’s general assertion of “oh yes, we’re accessible.” Those little wheelchair stickers? Anyone can buy them and post them at will, even at the bottom of a flight of steps.
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Today’s Recommended Reading focuses on how to make event-sites more accessible to people with disabilities, and experiences people with disabilities have had with accessibility at events and in their communities.
  • Recommended Reading for September 14, 2010 Astrid van Woerkom at Astrid’s Journal: “Exercise For Mental Health!” Bakker forgets the barriers to exercise that some people encounter. Due to the construction going on, I cannot take walks on grounds unaccompanied anymore. I cannot navigate the busy gym during fitness class. If I want to bike, I need to go on a tandem. ...
  • Weekly Events Roundup My weekly events this week are in the UK & the US. Again, we don’t endorse these events, and they are things I come across in my travels round the internet, so these are not the only events going on my any means! UK – US – Calls for Papers UK: SEMINAR ANNOUNCEMENT Tuesday September 14th 5pm – ...
  • Signal Boost: Invitation to Respond to Government’s New Accessibility Standards from Citizens with Disabilities of Ontario (Canada) Invitation to Respond to Government’s New Accessibility Standards from Citizens with Disabilities of Ontario (CWDO) The provincial government has now posted its proposed new accessibility standards. The new standards will cover accessible employment, transportation, and information and communications. You are invited to help CWDO prepare a response to these standards by the government’s deadline of October ...
  • Recommended Reading for 13 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 ...
  • Signal Boost: Add Your Voice to the Leeds Metropolitan University Accessible Tourism Survey (UK) Add Your Voice to the Leeds Metropolitan University Accessible Tourism Survey This survey reviews the specific needs of travellers using a wheelchair or other mobility aids or those who simply experience some form of mobility limitation. The data collected will be used for the thesis I am preparing as part of the requirements for my MSc ...
  • Signal Boost: Consultation on guidance about definition of disability in Equality Act 2010 (UK) Consultation on guidance about definition of disability in Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 is a new piece of legislation that will replace the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The Equality Act includes the legal definition of a disabled person who is protected from discrimination. This definition is slightly different from the definition used in the DDA. ...