Chronological Archives

  • 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 ...
  • QuickPress: E-Library for Women with Disabilities in Africa I received this via a mailing list I’m part of. Check out http://www.nawwd.co.za for an e-Library developed to support Women with Disabilitiies in Africa In September 2009 the Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD) commissioned Disability Action Research Team (DART) and CBR Education & Training for Empowerment (CREATE) to strengthen the Network of ...
  • Dear Imprudence: Polydactyly and the Single Person The Dear Prudence column for 4 March included the following letter from a reader: Dear Prudie, I’m almost ready to settle down and have kids, but I have a bit of a problem. I was born with an extra toe on each foot and part of an extra finger. Surgery when I was 1 year old removed ...
  • Recommended Reading Since I couldn’t do a Rec Reading yesterday – my spoons were needed elsewhere – here’s a bumper edition for today. 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 ...
  • QuickPress: Wheelchair Figure Skating Watch it on YouTube! It’s a video of a pairs figure-skating routine where the male half of the pair is in a wheelchair, and it is awesome.
  • Doctor Who and the Evil Wheelchair Users of Evil Also see: Davros, Daleks, and Disability and Bloody Torchwood. Contains minor spoilers for Doctor Who from “Voyage of the Damned” through to “The Next Doctor”. I’ve been compiling a list of all the characters who are wheelchair users in New Who. For everyone who has no earthly idea what I’m talking about, I’m referring to British television ...
  • Am J Cardiol concern-trolling: “But mobility aids will stop them EXERCISING!” So I stumble across this at Diabetes.co.uk: Mobility Scooters Can Increase Your Risk of Developing Daibetes and Heart Disease “O really?”, thought I, “I wonder how well-controlled that scoldy little piece of disability panic was?” So I read on. However, recent research suggests that mobility scooters can do more harm than good by heightening the risk of ...
  • Accessibility Policies Done Right: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City Heading to the opposite coast of the United States for this look at an accessibility policy, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which handily has an accessibility policy in their sidebar of visitor information. I will say that I find their site a little bit difficult to navigate, but the web ...
  • Recommended Reading for Décadi, 20 Ventôse CCXVIII 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. I attempt to provide extra warnings for material like extreme violence/rape; however, ...
  • We Need to Consider More than Universities There’s a lot of really good stuff out in the blogoamorphia about sexual assault on uni campuses. The focus is specifically on USian colleges and universities though Rape Culture exists pretty much everywhere with only slight variation. It’s worth reading, if you’re up to reading about sexual assault at all. ...