Chronological Archives

  • A.I. spotlight: Keepon and Paro At the risk of understatement, exciting things are happening when it comes to robotics and artificial intelligence and the potential applicability of these fields in the lives of PWDs. [Description: A small, bright yellow robot with two eyes and a black nose stands in front of a white background. Outlined in orange and bright blue, the ...
  • I’ve Got Your More Responsible Pain Management, Right Here Not many of you would know this but I had my first experience with acupuncture the other day. I went to see a physical medicine doctor about a TENS unit because my current dose of my narcotic pain medication for breakthrough migraine and body pain is no longer sufficiently covering the amount of breakthrough pain I ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 18 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 ...
  • Recommended Reading for August 17, 2010 Sarah Fenske at the Phoenix New Times: ‘Til Death Do Us Part: They Got Married. Then Everything Changed This is a love story, albeit one with a medical twist. Unbeknownst to anyone — including Kevin himself — there was a tumor the size of a Granny Smith apple pressing onto Kevin’s brain. Kevin didn’t need therapy. He needed ...
  • Non-Fiction Book Review: Signs of Resistance by Susan Burch I give this book 5/5 stars, and would totally recommend it to anyone. The only thing that makes me eager to put it aside is that I have some of Burch’s later books and edited anthologies in my To Be Read (TBR) pile.
  • Working Towards the Neutral Place Something that I see coming up a lot in discussions about language is the argument that, by asking people to refrain from using words that refer to disability as pejoratives because they reinforce the idea that disability is categorically bad, people engaging in discussions about language are saying that disability is a bed of roses ...
  • Recommended Reading for 16 August 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 ...
  • Event: August 17: A Non-Visual Perspective on Self-Defense via email Accessible World ClassRoom of the Air presents A Non-Visual Perspective on Self-Defense, August 17, 2010 In this seminar, Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind LLC will be discussing non-visual strategies for self-defense techniques that can be used by persons who are blind/visually impaired. Lewis has studied a few different martial arts but has found his ...
  • Quick Hit: Parents of Disabled Children This is gonna be short ’cause I hurt and it’s hard to think and type and all that shit what’s good for writing. Another parent of disabled children has killed ou children. Ou regrets having done it and immediately notified police of ou actions. Responses of shock and horror from media and across internets. But. It doesn’t ...
  • Small Mercies I’m watching “Dating in the Dark,” an ABC show in which contestants, yes, date in a completely dark room. They go on some number of group and individual dates – all in the dark room, all displayed to us with night vision goggles or somesuch – and then decide whether or not they will date ...