Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for April 27, 2010 A young deaf woman talks passionately as lunch is served following the Kerala Sign Language Bible dedication event in Kochi, India. Over 1200 deaf people attended the event, a small representation of the estimated 9 million deaf people in India. For more: Door International Where the Disabled are not welcome I would love it if you would spend ...
  • When Accommodations Conflict (Continued) Reflecting on the extremely thought provoking post by abbyjean earlier, I was walking to breakfast with The Guy (caution, try not to walk while lost in thought, OYD) on a day when I was low on sleep, high on pain, and therefore using my cane. (edit: I just saw my typo! I had a funny ...
  • Signal Boost: Customer Service for PWD Survey Customer Service Survey Help change business practices toward people with disabilities!! Many people with disabilities face challenges when trying to access everyday goods and services. Ensuring accessible quality customer service to all is becoming a business and legal imperative. PSN – Performance Solutions Network and LLR & associates are seeking your opinions. We want to understand the major ...
  • Recommended Reading for April 26, 2010 As I’m writing this, I’m still on my trip, so again – very quick! The Lady Thing I Won’t Talk About, Even With Feminists So, I have been thinking ...
  • Lean On Me Lean on me, when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on. I read a recent article in the Chicago Tribune about the increase of peer support groups as mental health treatment, rather than wholly centering on a physician or therapist to guide treatment. The article talks about how people with mental ...
  • No, Actually, Cracks About Mental Illness Don’t Make Me Want to Donate to Your Organisation When I’m at home, I usually have a regional radio station that plays mostly classical music and some NPR on in the background. One of the features I happen to really like is Car Talk, a call in show about car issues which has been running for a number of years now. Car Talk is ...
  • Get Your Dance On First, a note on how I curate content for this series: I specifically look for videos of reasonably good production quality, which rules a lot of things out. The reason that I do this is that I’d rather not trigger vomiting, seizures, or other adverse reactions to the videos posted here. I’m particularly concerned about ...
  • Why SF’s Proposed Sit/Lie Laws Are a Terrible Idea In San Francisco currently, there is something of a debate brewing about Mayor Newsom’s proposed sit/lie laws, which would make it illegal for anyone to sit or lie on any public curb or street in San Francisco (with a couple of exceptions). The intersections with disability here are rather clear. For one thing, there are some ...
  • 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 ...
  • When Accommodations Conflict Accommodations can be difficult. Not only for an individual with a disability to identify what accommodation would be relevant or helpful for them, not only convincing whoever to implement the desired accommodation, and not only ensuring that the accommodation continues over time and doesn’t lead to resentment or punishment for the person with a disability. ...