Chronological Archives

  • 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; ...
  • Dear Imprudence: When to Out a Transgendered Dater? How About Never? I know we’ve had a number of Dear Imprudences in the last week or so, but, people, there has been a lot of really bad advice out there. This Sunday’s ‘The Ethicist’ column in the New York Times was a pretty glaring example, and I thank FWD reader Molly Bandit for bringing it to my ...
  • 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 ...
  • What a Lovely Surprise I was recently reminded of the importance of noticing, appreciating, and celebrating “good disability moments” – those times when someone responds to me or treats me in a non-ableist way. This is more than the lack of discrimination or oppression, this is someone treating me as I want to be treated. Although these moments aren’t ...
  • Recommended Reading for July 14 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 ...
  • Dear Imprudence: It’s Just A Little Bigotry! Calm Down! On to the other letter in last week’s Dear Prudence with a response that made me, to be blunt, extremely angry. A letter writer submitted this: Dear Prudence, I am a proud gay man and for the last several years have worked in a high-ranking position for a company where my homosexuality has never been an issue. ...
  • Recommended Reading for July 13, 2010 Problem Chylde at Feministe: Storytelling as a Radical Act They won’t speak out for fear of losing something: losing a relative, losing control of their lives, or losing their stories. To them, it’s not a myth that their stories will be repeated without their names to guide them. Anyone can pick up a textbook and read ...
  • Event: Hundreds to gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th at the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto To mark the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto, Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This free outdoor event is open for all to attend (rain or shine).