Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for March 29, 2010 Anna’s note: Hi! I’m going to be included a link or two a day for the next couple of weeks that isn’t explicitly related to disability. I will also be increasing the number of links I put up a day – you may have noted that I lean towards 5 as my ...
  • For Cereal, Time? I was perusing the internets doing some research for work when I came across this lovely list from Time. Seems some orthopedic surgeon is now the ultimate authority on all things medical…in every iteration thereof. Doesn’t matter what specialty or what your history. Dr. Scott Haig is now the expert, so stop what you are doing, ...
  • Chatterday! Open Thread. This is our weekly Chatterday! open thread. Use this open thread to talk amongst yourselves: feel free to share a link, have a vent, or spread some joy. What have you been reading or watching lately (remembering spoiler warnings)? What are you proud of this week? What’s made your teeth itch? What’s going on in ...
  • Value Added I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks advocating with various people about issues regarding students with disabilities. (You may have noticed an upswing in posts from me about exactly this – now you know why.) Part of that has involved asking pointed questions about students with disabilities, and some ...
  • Mental Health Care in Post-Quake Haiti An excerpt from a New York Times article – click through for the whole piece. Inside this city’s earthquake-cracked psychiatric hospital, a schizophrenic man lay naked on a concrete floor, caked in dust. Other patients, padlocked in tiny concrete cells, clutched the bars and howled for attention. Feces clotted the gutter outside ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 25, 2010 Some reasons to provide transcripts Transcripts are often framed as an accessibility issue for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This is certainly the case; if you post a video or audio clip without a transcript or captions, people who are Deaf or hard of hearing will not be able to access it. However, there ...
  • The Balkans: They Call It Balkan Syndrome: War, Terrible Legacies, and Pointing Fingers The Balkans are a hub between East and West. This diverse region of Europe has rippled with conflict for centuries and like other areas repeatedly subjected to violent conflict and military actions, a significant legacy has been left behind. Rates of disability are higher in war torn regions for all the obvious reasons, support is ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 24, 2010 Vaginismus and biofeedback on Dr. Oz Unlike a few months ago when Dr. Oz did vulvodynia, this time he did not have a representative from a vaginsimus awareness organization on the show. Perhaps this is because there is no such nationally recognized vaginismus organization (that I’m aware of,) as there is with the National Vulvodynia Association. ...
  • Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Ada Lovelace Day is a celebration of women inventors & women in the sciences. It is also a poorly-disguised excuse for me to history geek at everyone around me, since, of course, we can celebrate awesome scientists both past & present. I know that this list is fairly quick & dirty – the history of ...
  • Aware of what exactly? Cross-posted at Zero at the Bone and Feministe. Well, it’s Disability Awareness Month in Indiana, USA. Sound Bend, IN, network WSBT are raising awareness with a story about Sarah Schelstraete, who has Down Syndrome. It’s called Sarah’s Story: Hard at work despite disabilities. One thousand points if you can anticipate from the title what my major ...