Chronological Archives

  • Signal Boost: North Carolina: Disability Rights North Carolina Listening Sessions Every three years, Disability Rights NC invites residents of our State to help define its Target areas. In Fall 2010, we will host Listening Sessions in many communities across the State. This is your opportunity to be heard and help direct our focus for the next three years. Please plan to attend one of these sessions ...
  • 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 ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 11 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? Dorianisms – A Different Kind of Coming Out Today is (Inter)national Coming Out Day. It happens on October 11th every year, and I ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Creating Space, Retaining Support A recent Ask Amy column featured a letter from a college student with a common problem; parents who want to exert a high level of control. Here in the US, school’s been in session for a little over a month now, and the winter is coming on, and I suspect that the number of students ...
  • I Wish I Could – But I Won’t Let Myself I have had an extremely long day. I barely ate lunch and then worked through what should have been dinner. And now I’m tired and cranky and hungry and there’s not really any food in the house because I’ve been busy and tired all week and so haven’t made it to the store. It would be ...
  • 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 ...