Chronological Archives

  • 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 ...
  • Videos: Dance Party! This weekend I saw a pretty amazing display of Irish dancing, which led me to this video of Nikoline, a Croatian integrated dance troupe, doing some Irish dancing: Sorry that the video quality here is not the best! Then I found Aubree Marchione and Nick Scott dancing samba: And a hip hop wheelchair dance routine, featuring a solo ...
  • Integrating Primary and Mental Health Care The increased integration of mental health care into primary care is one of my pet issues. Currently, primary care providers (PCPs), also called general practitioners, provide over half of mental health treatment in the United States – which results in up to 50% of mental health problems going unindentified, undiagnosed, and untreated through the primary ...
  • Recommended Reading for March 23, 2010 Yes I Am: And that’s the heart of it. I don’t want anyone to think I’m lazy. I’m already working part time because I simply cannot cope with full time work any more, and I can’t stand the questions I get about it. I’m not open about my health conditions, and I have no acceptable answer ...
  • Recommended Reading Please do not be on my side The American Academy of Pain Medicine wants better treatment of chronic pain. So do I. I hate that fucking joke so much. World, please stop saying, “Achieving is like winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics!” A Special Olympics gold medal is ...
  • QuickPress: [Ontario-only] CWDO CONTEST: “Accessibility Means…” An Exhibition Passionate about accessibility? Creative (even just a little bit?) Then this contest is for you! CWDO is creating an exhibit on what “Accessibility Means…” The presentation will be displayed at Toronto’s People in Motion Show in June, 2010 and brought to other Awareness events around Ontario. FIRST PRIZE: $250 2nd Prize: $100 $50 to all other entries selected for the exhibit DEADLINE: ...
  • Pop Quiz: What’s Wrong With This Promotional Still For Glee? The hiatus for Glee is almost over, and buzz is starting to build again. What better a way to build excitement than to release some promotional stills, right? Found via kaninchenzero’s Tumblr. ETA: Shortly after this post went live, I learned via access_fandom that Glee is being recognised with a ‘Television with a Conscience‘ award for its ...
  • The Community First Choice Option So it looks like here in the United States, after what seems like a full century of arguing and revising and protesting and name calling, our legislature may actually pass a health care reform bill today. This is far from an unqualified victory – the bill is a very mixed bag from a number of ...
  • No title for this one. I wanted to draw your attention to this article from the Los Angeles Times, Police fatally shoot unarmed man in Koreatown: Los Angeles Police officers shot and killed a man in Koreatown early Saturday morning after he reached into his waistband for what officers believed was a weapon, authorities said. The man was twenty-seven year old Steven ...