Made You Look! Magazine from Don’t DIS my ABILITY

The New South Wales “Don’t DIS my ABILITY” campaign has just released the latest edition of Made You Look magazine, and it’s a great read.

As far as I can tell, it’s only available in PDF, or in hardcopy if you’re in NSW. Here are the PDF downloads.

Made You Look magazine – Part 1 (PDF, 2MB)

Made You Look magazine – Part 2 (PDF, 2MB)

My article on playground accessibility for parents and carers with disabilities is at the beginning of Part 2.

If there’s anything I can do to improve accessibility for anyone, please let me know – emailing you plain text of an article, for example? Here’s the table of contents, with my comments:

Contents: Part 1

5 Ambassadors 2009: a listing of program ambassadors, with photos and bios
4 Look to the future: editorial by the Chair of the Australian Disability Council
6 Head first: Maeve Marsden with Deaf associations in Africa
7 Von’s Bar: If you build it, they will come…: Siobhan Towner describes her ideal bar, where people could actually get in, enjoy themselves, order a drink, pee, and escape if there’s a fire
8 Learning to live in a quiet room: Heather Walker explains what it was like to finally find the quiet room in her head – and adjust to what she lost in the process
10 Adam Elliot’s truth and beauty, by Maeve Marsden: about claymation film Mary and Max
12 Q&A with Amethyst Barnbrook: ambassador Amethyst is a music student at Wollongong University
14 Scott Reardon: out on a limb: A world champion water-skier, Scott is going to represent Australia at the next Paralympics
15 Water babies: Susie Maroney talks about her cerebral palsy
16 Find my way : Firefighter Melanie Rebane writes about safe egress for people with disabilities
17 The closing of Peat Island Centre marks a century of change: a major NSW institution for people with intellectual disabilities will close completely next year
18 Best Buddies: Monica Heary writes about this teen peer buddy program for people with intellectual disabilities

Part 2

20 Playground accessibility for parents with a disability: An edited version of my previous bloh article on the subject
21 Writer’s blog: Why blogging appeals to some people with disabilities. Has a list of disability-related blogs to check out
22 Write on: Jenny Kapp talks about fanfic and disability
24 Technobility : apps for the iPhone including an Auslan tutor and an Emotions game for kids with autism
25 Friendships and ‘niceties’: on meeting minimal standards of human decency
26 Birds do it, bees do it…: disability and sexuality, by Siobhan Towner
27 Living with Asperger’s syndrome: Camilla Connolly writes about her life and art
28 Rudely Interrupted talk to HACK triple j tv: about Indie rock act Rudely Interrupted
29 Rachel’s reflection: about Rachel Lazarov, a blind multicultural advocacy worker with traumatic amputations
30 A traveller’s tale: Hannen Abdallah and her travels to Lebanon
31 Discrimination for dummies : Elise Archer sums up
32 Award winning advocates giving women a voice: About Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
33 Feature events: the Access All Areas film festival, Get DIS Party Started dance party, and the Queanbeyan Festival of Ability
34 Haley Bellamy: going places : Hayley has motor neurone disease and is studying psychology at UWS
36 Small arts grants, big arts ideas: on the Accessible Arts Small Arts Grants programme
37 In memoriam: obituaries for ambassadors Matt Laffan and Adam Thomson

One thought on “Made You Look! Magazine from Don’t DIS my ABILITY

  1. Thank you!

    There are now adult playgrounds all over the world, including Canada. I have just read about one in Prince Edward Island (thank you Jypsy for pointing it out on The Misbehaviour of Behaviourists).

    It would be great to know about accessible swings which can be taken anywhere and everywhere.

    Have also seen Camilla Connolly in Voices and Choices several times, or at least once.

    It’s very current and cutting-edge.

    Rudely Interrupted really know how to rock out!

    Hooray for Derailing for Dummies.

    Love the idea of Von’s Bar.
    .-= Adelaide Dupont´s last blog ..Running sheet for Key Concepts and Development: prelim and first draft, with pics and sounds! =-.

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