Chronological Archives

  • What Is Justice? Incarceration of Mentally Ill Youth in the United States The University of California, Berkeley recently released a report discussing the incarceration of youth with mental illness. Mental Health Issues in California’s Juvenile Justice System (.pdf) examines juvenile detention in California and the ways that it is falling woefully short in terms of providing adequate mental health services to incarcerated juveniles. Unsurprisingly, it is getting ...
  • International Disabilities Alliance Disability Rights Bulletin May 2010 This bulletin is intended for experts advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities, in particular within the Geneva-based human rights framework. It is prepared by the IDA Secretariat, which also provides support to the Group of States Friends of the CRPD.
  • Recommended Reading for June 1, 2010 fiction_theory (LJ): The internet IS real life The problem with impeaching someone’s anti-racism based on attendance at a specific march or even public rallies and protests in general is that it assumes that a) attending such events is a more real, valid, and important means of expressing anti-racism than any other means, specifically online and ...
  • Signal Boost: Online Web Study on How People Give Route Instructions The goal is that our findings will help us develop more responsive wayfinding systems so that people who can’t manually control their wheelchairs can interact via dialogue instead. Another application which we’re working on is about helping elderly people find objects in their home by describing where they are in an understandable way. So it’s ...
  • Recommended Reading for Monday, May 31 Description: A Canadian quarter (25 cents) showing a woman wheelchair curling. Photo by flickr user zzd, used under a creative commons license. Comics and disability: XKCD and dyslexia, Natalie Dee and Tourette’s syndrome I’m not an expert in either of these disabilities. But I know enough about ...
  • Injuries to mobility-impaired kids: researchers suggest “consider avoiding stairs” MSNBC is carrying a Reuters article, Insult to injury: More kids hurt by own crutches, about injuries to young people “related to the use of crutches, wheelchairs and walkers”. Apparently, these injuries are “on the rise”, with significant numbers of USAn emergency room attendances related to injuries sustained while using a mobility aid. Note, firstly, ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Food Policing, Ordinary Parenting, or Pathology? Oh, Miss Conduct. How could you? The Miss Conduct column at the Boston Globe published on 2 May featured the following letter: I eat a healthy diet and incorporate fruits and vegetables into all meals, especially dinner. I have instilled the same habits in my toddler daughter. We frequently eat dinner at my in-laws’, and ...
  • Saturday Poetry While I can never deny loving YouTube vids of singing in Sign, I’d like to post some examples of other art created by people with disabilities. Today, I thought I’d link to some poetry.
  • 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 ...
  • Recommended Reading for Friday, 28 May 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 ...