Chronological Archives

  • Today in Journalism: You Mean They Can Ride Horses Too? This delicious little story in the Carluke Gazette by Craig Goldthorpe is pretty much your run of the mill profile of a local person with disabilities by a journalist who has no idea what he’s talking about, but, gosh, thinks it’s actually neat! Milena Canning is an equestrian who enjoys riding Clydesdale horses, which isn’t ...
  • Extra Homework for PWDs I’ve recently gone back to school and today had my first class session. This week has consisted of various orientation activities, meeting the faculty, sessions on academic integrity and what constitutes plagarism, learning about the library and the career services office, all that kind of thing. I’ve finished each day exhausted and unable to do ...
  • Recommended Reading for 24 September, 2010: Travelling Edition This edition, like the transportation edition earlier this month, was Anna’s idea! 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? Disability News Asia: Tata Motors buses for Commonwealth Games in ...
  • The Canadian Government Is Going To Court So They Don’t Have To Make Web Content Accessible To Screen Readers Frankly, if the Federal Government doesn’t think that their websites provide information in a timely fashion, and that access to that information isn’t something that they should prioritize, why are they bothering with them in the first place? And if they do think it’s important, why are they in essence arguing that “It’s important ...
  • Recommended Reading for Thursday, September 23 Recommended Reading for Thursday. I never quite got the hang of Thursdays.
  • So, When Will You Have the Money? In New Jersey, Disability Rights New Jersey is suing to demand that the state deinstitutionalise almost 2,000 people with developmental disabilities. The advocacy group is arguing the suit on the grounds that the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of deinstitutionalising people with disabilities and allowing us to live in ‘the most integrated setting’ possible; ...
  • Tell The Discovery Network that their transphobia is unacceptable Late last week, PinkyIsTheBrain on tumblr began a campaign to bring attention to the new Investigation Discovery show “Who the Bleep Did I Marry?”, which equates someone being trans* with being a serial killer, a con artist, or a bank robber.
  • Representation: Actors With Disabilities Playing Characters With Disabilities Here in the United States, the 2010/2011 television schedule is kicking off, and my mind naturally turns to representation for people with disabilities. I decided to compile a list of actors with disabilities playing characters with disabilities. This list is not necessarily complete; there are probably characters and shows I am forgetting about and unaware ...
  • Recommended Reading for the Wednesday of My Discontent I’m clearing out my backlog of awesome posts that I meant to link oh-so-long ago, but really: This stuff is always timely, and always worth reading. Also, today is the Wednesday of our discontent because I’m sick and miserable. Disability & Protests: Laura Hershey: Last Word on the MDA Protests (At Least For This Year): Yes, the ...
  • ADAPT Protests partially lock-down White House! Media Yawns, Changes Subject I spent most of my weekend pretty much glued to Twitter following ADAPT’s latest action in Washington, DC and wondering where the media was, especially after a huge group of wheelchair users blockaded one of the White House gates and 16 people were arrested. I actually thought that the White House security arresting a ...