Chronological Archives

  • Question Time: How do you cope with the weather? Question Time is a series in which we open up the floor to you, commenters. We invite you to share as you feel comfortable. Well, we’re getting well into winter here and different bits of me are aching. Winter is not my fun time. My questions to you are: do you have problems with the weather, ...
  • Recommended Reading for July 20, 2010 Emily Bazelon at the New York Times Magazine: The New Abortion Providers This abortion-rights campaign, led by physicians themselves, is trying to recast doctors, changing them from a weak link of abortion to a strong one. Its leaders have built residency programs and fellowships at university hospitals, with the hope that, eventually, more and more doctors ...
  • Interview: Ingrid Voorendt, Dance Theatre Director Ingrid Voorendt is a choreographer and director as well as the former Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre. Restless is an integrated dance company based in Adelaide, Australia, featuring young disabled and abled dancers. Their latest show, Beauty, has just finished its run at the Adelaide Festival Centre. You can visit the Restless Dance website ...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: Bad Ass Disabled Vets Refocus Their Military Training Military personnel learn to apply their earliest military training to many parts of their lives. From the first moments of boot camp our lives are broken down and that training is ingrained into our very being. We take that training with us long after the uniform hangs unworn in the closet and the neckerchiefs lie ...
  • Recommended Reading for 19 July 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 the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Getting It Right! (For Once!) s.e. smith recently passed on a question from a Dear Prudence column (3rd question down) that, well, actually gets things right. We were both pretty surprised! The question asked is shockingly similar to my own situation, but I swear I didn’t write in to ask it. The questioner writes: I work in a social-services-related field and have ...
  • Bad Behaviour, continued: Eight Year Old Autistic Girl Arrested For Battery Yes, you read that title right. Back in January, Evelyn Towry, an autistic third grader living in Idaho, just wanted to wear her cow hoodie and go to a birthday party and eat cake with her fellow students. ...
  • Web Event: Accessible World Tek Talk presents Dean Martineau discussing Speech Recognition, July 19, 2010 Would you like to write documents by speaking to your computer, rather than typing, or are you somebody who needs to perform all your computer operations with little or no use of your hands? While still challenging, these feats are becoming ever more possible with the steady improvement of speech recognition technology. Dean Martineau will provide ...
  • Disability Rights Fund Releases 2010 Round Two Request for Proposals The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)—a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities—today announced its second 2010 “Moving Rights Forward” grants round. Grantmaking in this round will be targeted to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in four regions and twenty countries: in Africa: Ghana and Uganda; ...
  • Recommended Reading for 15 July 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 the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest and exploration only. I ...