Chronological Archives

  • Picturing Disability A little photo field trip: In the Bahamas, children at the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled preparing for the summer play. Creative Commons-licensed photo by obi1323. In Athens, Greece, lack of sidewalks and curb cuts forces wheelchair and scooter users into the street. Photo by Flickr user Ermis Kasapis, Creative Commons license. In Cambodia, a girl after ...
  • 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 ...
  • Quick Hit: ‘Women, Disability, and Feminism: Intersections and Activism’ Event in Washington, DC on 31 March The Younger Women’s Task Force: DC Metro Chapter invites you to “Women, Disability, and Feminism: Intersections and Activism” Join us on Wednesday, March 31st for a panel discussion on “Women, Disability, and Feminism: Intersections and Activism.”  This important conversation will focus on topics including: how disability issues and ableism affect women; the intersections between feminism and ...
  • Recommended Reading for Friday, 26 March I simply couldn’t bear to think of y’all languishing without Recommended Reading today, so I’m filling in for Anna. Los Angeles Times: LAPD shooting of autistic man demands policy review, ACLU says “We urge the LAPD to go beyond a one-time investigation examining the conduct of the officers, and take a broader look at changes in department ...
  • 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. ...