Chronological Archives

  • Dear Imprudence: Don’t Pressure People To Resume Family Relationships Today on Dear Abby, a reader wrote in with a problem that some of us have been on the other side of: Dear Abby: My oldest granddaughter, “Allie,” is a psychiatrist. I have always loved her, been proud of her accomplishments and have had a warm relationship with her. Her mother—my daughter—got drunk and made several angry, ...
  • Why am I surprised by this? To begin, rather pithily: I have had very mixed experiences with medical professionals throughout my life. Some have been fantastic. Some have been middle-of-the-road. And, as you might expect to hear from a person with a chronic pain condition, some have been absolutely awful. Recently, I had a fantastic experience in a consultation with the oral ...
  • Accessible Tech: Canon Digital Rebel T1i and Hand Disabilities One of the things that really annoys me as a person with disabilities is that reviews of technology and other products I am interested in buying rarely discuss things from a disability perspective. Hence, the introduction of Accessible Tech, an intermittent series at FWD where we’ll be covering the things most reviewers leave out. If ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Just Toughen Up Already! Oh, Ask Amy. You’re still on my shit list for your rape apologism, and yet, I keep reading your column. I admit it, I mainly do it so that I can find particularly awful pieces of advice to feature here. This week, a high school student writes about a problem she’s experiencing at home: Dear Amy: I’m ...
  • Recommended Reading for 23 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 ...
  • Design Changes For Accessibility: Fueling Stations Every day, millions of people around the world glance at their fuel gauges, realise they are low, and pull into a fueling station to fill their tanks. Some of those millions of people are disabled, and thus, I wonder why it is that fueling stations are designed so inaccessibly when relatively simple design changes could ...
  • Recommended Reading for 22 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Today In Journalism: Simply Overcome As soon as I saw the headline ‘Local overcomes disabilities‘ pop up, I knew this article would be worthy of a ‘Today In Journalism’ feature at FWD, because, folks, this article has it all. I’m not going to blame Judy Sheridan, the author, for the title, because most journalists don’t write their own headlines[1. You ...
  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, 21 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 ...