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Recommended Reading for April 15, 2010

Hi! As you may have noticed, we’re rotating Recommended Reading between a few contributors now. This is my first one, and it may have a little bit of a different style? I don’t know. Anyway, here it is! History Lessons – Scar My daughter will inherit my scar.  Obviously I know that you can’t inherit [...]

QuickPress: Launch of UKDPC Manifesto for 2010

UK Disabled People’s Council Launches Manifesto for 2010. The UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC) is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new manifesto for the coming year. The Manifesto for 2010 sets out the UKDPC work programme on key issues that have a decisive impact on justice and rights for disabled people. The [...]

Post-Secondary Students, I am looking for your stories

Are you, or have you been, a post-secondary student with a disability? What have been your experiences with navigating your institution as a disabled student? Is/was there a Student Accessibility Services office, and how effective were they in assisting you? If you are willing to talk about what happened – good or bad – please [...]

Recommended Reading for April 2, 2010

Accessible Information is Understandable You can present information in Braille, large print, Sign Language, or easy read, but it will still be useless if it cannot be understood. Once again we are talking about clear and straightforward communication, familiar language, jargon free text and information that is well structured and easy to follow. This is [...]

No, It’s Not As Easy As You Think

When I talk to people in the United States about disability and the need for accommodations, I am usually met with a bit of bewilderment. “You mean there’s still more work to be done on accommodations? I thought all that had been taken care of.” These are people who are used to seeing wheelchair ramps [...]

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