Chronological Archives

  • Following Up: Auggie on Covert Affairs Content note: Post includes discussion of Covert Affairs through season one, episode four, ‘No Quarter.’ A few weeks ago, I wrote about the pilot for Covert Affairs, and discussed the handling of Auggie Anderson, the blind CIA agent playing opposite Annie Walker, the show’s lead. Despite not being very excited by this show, I’ve slogged through ...
  • 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.
  • Signal Boost: Disability and Access in India Dear FWD readers, The Centre for Internet and Society (http://www.cis-india.org), a Bangalore (India) based organization, in association with UNESCO is working on a project on Disability and Access. Part of the project involves identifying and highlighting case studies on the positive use of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) in education for persons with disabilities in ...
  • 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.
  • D/deaf Characters on Television: Joey Lucas on The West Wing I have been on a bit of a West Wing extravaganza over the last few weeks, and there’s all kinds of interesting stuff going on in this show that I suspect I will be writing about as I move through my epic DVD set. One of my all time favourite things about the show is ...