Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for Monday, August 9, 2010 It looks like almost all of my links today (save the last) are mainstream media news stories or press releases. I haven’t looked at the comments because I like not being angry and hating people, but I have never found the comment section of these places to be awesome for nuanced discussion, so read ...
  • National Association of the Deaf Videos For those of us who like to highlight disability related history, the internet can be a huge boon. Whereas as little as five years ago, reading Susan Burch’s description of the Hotchkiss videos for the National Association of the Deaf would have been my only way of learning about them, various video-sharing websites (especially ...
  • Just My beginning is like this: I was born a full three months before my expected arrival. I apparently couldn’t wait the whole nine months to come into the world. This early arrival was rife with complications, however: a brain hemorrhage, one collapsed lung (I still have under-armpit scars from the surgery), and, the kicker — cerebral ...
  • Signal Boost: US Conference on Abuse of Adults with Disabilities On November 8-10, 2010, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), partnering with the University of California Irvine, Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect, will host their annual national conferences at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego, California. Other conference partners include Dr. Nora Baladerian and the California District Attorneys Association.
  • Recommended Reading for 06 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 may not ...
  • Vulnerability Indexes, Homelessness, and Disability (Note: this originally appeared in a modified form on my tumblr.) Vulnerability indexing is a new trend in homelessness services. It started in LA and NYC but is now being used a bunch of cities and localities of all sizes around the country. Instead of traditional outreach services, these projects use a “vulnerability index” survey to ...
  • Recommended Reading for 05 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 may not reflect ...
  • Non-Fiction Book Review: Woeful Afflictions, by Mary Klages In one sentence: Woeful Afflictions discusses representations of blind women in Victorian American literature, both fiction and non-fiction, and by both blind and sighted people.
  • Nominations for the 2010 Captioning Awards (Australia) to Close Shortly! To give you a bit of background, the Deafness Forum of Australia is, according to their website, ‘the peak body for deafness and seeks solutions and advocates on issues for all Australians who are Deaf, have a hearing impairment or chronic disorder of the ear’. They’ve been working hard to to make cinemas more accessible, ...
  • Signal Boost: Call for Papers on Women & Girls with Disabilities and Human Rights In that spirit, we are issuing a CALL FOR PROPOSALS for a series of new BARBARA WAXMAN FIDUCCIA PAPERS ON WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES – on a full range of women’s human rights crises that affect women with disabilities in every corner of the globe.