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FWD Retrospective Week: Accessibility Edition

Welcome to FWD retrospective week! We’ve taking a look back at some of our favourite posts on a variety of themes over the next week. s.e. smith: Accessibility Policies Done Right: The Legion of Honor in San Francisco I think that this policy really speaks to the amount of activism which the disability community has [...]

New book: Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader

Here’s a book for your list, if you’re celebrating a gifty holiday soon – or just splurge on it for yourself! Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader, edited by Diane Driedger, was launched last week in Canada, and it should contain plenty of interest for readers of FWD/Forward. The McNally Robinson book-launch blurb is [...]

First UK Survey in 13 Years Reveals Significant Barriers to Participation in Society for Disabled Persons

A Life Opportunities Survey in the UK, conducted for the first time since 1997, surveyed 18,000 Britons and the findings on disability are striking. (As are the way the headlines about the survey are framed.) Bottom line? There are significant social obstacles to full participation in society for people with disabilities, leading to increased isolation [...]

Portly + Powerchair + Pedestrian = Panic

Ow. My head hurts. And this is why. Power chairs: older and fatter Americans are on the move – St. Petersburg Times: “A man on a moped crashed into a man in an electric wheelchair the other night in the middle of Fourth Street. There on the front page of the paper was a police [...]

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