Chronological Archives

  • Recommended Reading for Wednesday, 1 December 2010 Happy Wednesday, y’all! I can’t believe the (Gregorian) year is almost over. Here are some things I’ve read lately and found interesting; the usual caveats re:comments sections, etc. apply! Photo of a protester at an ADAPT action taken by Flickr user sissyboystud, creative commons license. C.L. Minou on The Guardian: Comment is free: Trans people are humiliated ...
  • No, Not Even the ‘Small Things’ are Okay I live in a small town, which is something I both love and hate, at varying times. (Ask me how I feel about it this time tomorrow.) One of the consequences of living in a small town is that everyone knows everyone else’s business, or thinks they do, which can amount to the same thing. ...
  • Dear Web Developers: Stop Breaking Functionality and Calling it a ‘Feature’ There’s something that keeps happening to me. Maybe it keeps happening to you too. I use a website. I get attached to it. I start relying on it for the services it provides. And then, there’s a redesign or they roll out a new feature, and suddenly I can’t use it anymore. Because the site ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 30, 2010 Jessica Pauline Ogilvie for the Los Angeles Times: Stuttering: Working to free the words An estimated 3 million American adults have a stutter that didn’t resolve in childhood, according to the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation of America. As kids, many dealt with the giggles of classmates and confusion of teachers; as adults, they often deal with uncertain ...
  • Happy Post! Things That Make My Life … Er … Easier? I have a love of cooking that often times taps me all the way to the bottom of my silverware drawer. I will often borrow tomorrow’s spoons to finish what I want to do today… I am sure that some of this is drawn of my stubborn and bullheaded nature. To assist me in my passions, ...
  • WIN!: Federal Court Orders Canadian Government To Make Websites Accessible To Screen Readers! I haven’t even had time to process this yet – I just found out when my friend called me to ask if I had heard the news. Donna Jodham has won her case against the Canadian Government – Government websites will now have 15 months to follow their own accessibility guidelines. Canada must make Web ...
  • Signal Boost: 2010 TASH Conference in Colorado The 35th Annual TASH Conference will be in Denver, Colorado – December 7- 11, 2010. The conference will focus on encouraging inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace, at school and in the community. The conference will include several half-day workshops such as, “Supporting all Young Children within Inclusive Early Child Programs,” “Designing Individualized ...
  • Recommended Reading for November 29, 2010 Readers are warned that we do not control the spaces that are linked and articles and especially comments may be offensive or triggering. Use caution! These links are provided for information only and our linking them does not imply an endorsement of their viewpoint or arguments. AllAfrica: Nigeria: 2011 Elections – A Case for Persons With Disabilities Victor ...
  • Signal Boost: Employment Survey for People With Mobility Impairments If you have a mobility impairment and limitation, you may be eligible to participate in a new research project. This research aims to understand how people with mobility impairments and limitations accomplish job tasks, how their environment affects their worksite participation, and what, if any, help they need to complete employment activities. Eligibility requires that ...
  • Dear Imprudence: The Advice Column of the Year Goes To… It’s been a busy year in advice columns. Normally,  I don’t like writing retrospective columns in November, let alone being so bold as to name the advice column of the year this early. Who knows what could come in the next month, right? But I am 100% certain that this advice column cannot be beat ...