Chronological Archives

  • Survey: The ECHO Project The ECHO questionnaire has been carefully designed by a team of psychologists from the University of Bedfordshire with input from Network for Surviving Stalking. We want to find out about your experience of harassment – via the internet or your mobile phone – We also want you to tell us how this experience has ...
  • Pass/Fail As I mentioned recently, I’ve just gone back to school. I was enrolling for classes over the summer and kept coming back to a course called “Mental Health Policy.” Here’s the description: ‘Examination of evolution of social policy and services for mentally ill, with emphasis on political, economic, ideological, and sociological factors that affect views ...
  • Recommending Reading for Monday, October 4, 2010 Today’s Recommended Reading is very fast because my laptop battery is about to die. Trigger Warnings & Comments are not always great & not all opinions are endorsed by us. Normally I clip a bit from each article, but today is going to be quick links. Sorry! Wordweaverlynn: A Public Service Announcement Re: “So if you’re ...
  • How Do You Fight A Suicide Epidemic? Content note: This post contains discussions of bullying, abuse, and suicide. An alarming number of gay youth have committed suicide in the United States in recent weeks. There were probably more than I listed here; there tend to be disparities in what the media does and doesn’t report. Rates of suicide and suicide attempts among queer/questioning, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Interfering in My Friend’s Marriage is My DUTY! In a recent Carolyn Hax column, a reader wrote in with the following: Dear Carolyn: A friend of mine is getting married to a woman who has multiple sclerosis. His family is very upset by this fact (along with a few other issues they have with his bride-to-be). Should something like having a chronic illness even be ...
  • Signal Boost: Protesting at the Tory Party Conference A (hopefully!) large group of disabled people will be protesting against the proposed benefits cuts outside the Tory Party conference tomorrow, Sunday 3rd October 2010. For details of where, times, etc, please see Disabled People Protest. If, like me, you’re unable to go due to a lack of money and/or a lack of spoons then theUnited Front against ...
  • 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 ...