Chronological Archives

  • Signal Boost: Invitation to Respond to Government’s New Accessibility Standards from Citizens with Disabilities of Ontario (Canada) Invitation to Respond to Government’s New Accessibility Standards from Citizens with Disabilities of Ontario (CWDO) The provincial government has now posted its proposed new accessibility standards. The new standards will cover accessible employment, transportation, and information and communications. You are invited to help CWDO prepare a response to these standards by the government’s deadline of October ...
  • Signal Boost: The Arc FINDS Survey 2010 (Open Until 1 November) This informational survey is being conducted by The Arc, a national disability organization whose mission is to promote and protect the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes. The purpose of this survey is to capture the perceptions of ...
  • Recommended Reading for 13 September 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 ...
  • Weekly Job Round-Up: APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSING SOON! As always, these jobs are not endorsed by us in any way, and we cannot answer any questions about them. Canada: Accessibility Program Manager Please Endorse the AODA Alliance’s Brief to Elections Ontario on Proposed Polling Station and Returning Office Site Accessibility Standard (Ontario) 18-Month Temporary Assignment/Secondment OPEN The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Chief Electoral Office Division, is ...
  • Today in Journalism: Arnieville Back in May, I wrote about the rampant slashing of the sections of California’s budget pertaining to disability services. abby jean has also written about how California structures social assistance programs and their funding.  These are issues seen not just in California, but across the United States, where states are struggling to come up with ...
  • Signal Boost: Add Your Voice to the Leeds Metropolitan University Accessible Tourism Survey (UK) Add Your Voice to the Leeds Metropolitan University Accessible Tourism Survey This survey reviews the specific needs of travellers using a wheelchair or other mobility aids or those who simply experience some form of mobility limitation. The data collected will be used for the thesis I am preparing as part of the requirements for my MSc ...
  • Signal Boost: Consultation on guidance about definition of disability in Equality Act 2010 (UK) Consultation on guidance about definition of disability in Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 is a new piece of legislation that will replace the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The Equality Act includes the legal definition of a disabled person who is protected from discrimination. This definition is slightly different from the definition used in the DDA. ...
  • Conversations About Body Image: A Place at the Table for Me? Conversations about body image come up often in feminist communities, and unfortunately, many of those conversations are predicated on the dual ideas that all people should love their bodies and that lovable bodies are healthy ones. This can be seen in the language used by campaigns designed to get people thinking about body image; I ...
  • Recommended Reading for 10 September 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 ...
  • Reactions, part 1 I have been dealing with weird, severe, and inexplicable allergic reactions since the age of 14. Most of these reactions have been to food items; my known food allergies include peanuts, various tree nuts, and (wait for it) green bell peppers. Of course, I take ...