- Reminder! Deadline for Submissions to the September Disability Blog Carnival is Tuesday night!
I am totally cheating and just reposting what Ouyang Dan said earlier!
Astrid, of Astrid’s Journal, has agreed after much consideration to host the September edition of the Disability Blog Carnival, and we at FWD/Forward are enthusiastic to support that decision!
Astrid has chosen the theme “Identity”:
Think of it as broadly as you want. Posts relating to ...
- Dear Google: Can We Have Some Accessibility With Our Email Please?
Actually, let me highlight that: In order to tell Google about their problems with accessibility, you need to be able to pass through the inaccessible Challenge.
- Reactions, part two: Social aspects
In my last post, I talked about the painful physical process of the near-fatal allergic reactions that I’ve been having since the age of 14. In this post, I want to address the aspect of these “attacks” that is, in some ways, crappier than the actual attacks: peoples’ reactions.
Often when I mention that I am ...
- Dear Imprudence: Just Be an Adult Already!
Here’s some nostalgia for ya, gentle readers!
My dad, who was completely AB for the record, lived alone in the home I now own, and for a good portion of my life had many of his needs taken care of by members of his immediate family. My Grammy did most of his laundry, unless my aunt ...
- Signal Boost: Help Mia Mingus & CripChick!
Check for more information about what Mia Mingus & Ms Crip Chick need at Leaving Evidence (mirrored at CripChick’s blog), and also check out the Book Sale at thaura zine distro: Revolutionary Love is More Than a Catch Phrase. There appears also to be an etsy sale in the works, so please keep an ...
- Recommended Reading for 17 September, 2010
Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we?
From BBC’s Ouch, by Charlie Swinbourne, Deaf country life v deaf city life:
I’m soon to become ...
- Recommended Reading For 16 September 2010
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 and links are provided as topics of interest ...
- Guest Post From Jesse the K: Making Space for Wheelchairs and Scooters
There are many elements to making your event wheelchair-accessible. While U.S. law requires minimal wheelchair access, never rely on a venue’s general assertion of “oh yes, we’re accessible.” Those little wheelchair stickers? Anyone can buy them and post them at will, even at the bottom of a flight of steps.
- Recommended Reading for Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Today’s Recommended Reading focuses on how to make event-sites more accessible to people with disabilities, and experiences people with disabilities have had with accessibility at events and in their communities.
- Recommended Reading for September 14, 2010
Astrid van Woerkom at Astrid’s Journal: “Exercise For Mental Health!”
Bakker forgets the barriers to exercise that some people encounter. Due to the construction going on, I cannot take walks on grounds unaccompanied anymore. I cannot navigate the busy gym during fitness class. If I want to bike, I need to go on a tandem. ...