Australian writer, comedian and disability activist Stella Young died suddenly on Saturday, December 6. I loved Stella’s writing, and I’m really sad. Goodbye Stella.
There are ideas in the McClure report worth pursuing and it might lead to a simpler welfare system, such as changes to family payments and payments for young people. The key question for NWRN is, are the proposals fair and will they assist people into sustainable employment? The NWRN opposes a cost-cutting agenda that will leave people in a financially worse position than currently.
Special Effect is a UK-based charity full of very clever people who develop work-arounds that allow people with a wide range of disabilities to play computer games.
Apparently the ANC had been alerted to the completely unskilled performance of this “interpreter” as long as 18 months ago, but are pointing fingers elsewhere for his selection for the memorial because it was a “state-organised” event.
Windgap Foundation has partnered with Eastside Radio 89.7FM, theatre professionals and DJs to develop the ‘Making Airwaves’ project, an opportunity for people with an intellectual disability to learn radio presentation and production skills, creating their own radio show to be aired on International Day of People with Disability, 3 December 2013.
A couple of things have caught my eye lately, so I thought I’d share! Firstly, the Disability in Kidlit blog. This blog embraces a broad definition of disability, and discusses its representation in middle grade and YA literature from a wide variety of perspectives – and ALL the bloggers identify as disabled themselves. So you will read posts from such… Read more →
This is the 62nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together June 2013 feminist posts from writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Let me make this quite clear. I do not identify as a person with a disability. I’m a disabled person. And I’ll be a monkey’s disabled uncle if I’m going to apologise for that.
Amara (Universal Subtitles) is great stuff! You submit the URL into the Amara website and a tool opens up that lets you enter subtitles for the video, in three easy (or easier than I thought!) steps.
Despite being born with the use of both legs, many of these bipedal athletes inspire us with their commitment and guts. Having typically learned to walk around the age of one, these amazing Olympians don’t let their lurching two-phase locomotion hold them back. Thought they may look unwieldy to the naive eye, as viewers their movements soon look natural to us. We can see their grace and nimbleness shine through.
Eleanor Gibbs has a cracker of an article in New Matilda on the national disgrace that is the continuing roadblocks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme:
From The F-Word Blog by Philippa Willitts – a comprehensive outline of common accessibility issues that ought to be considered by those running any social justice event.
Link round up for blogging against disablism day.
Greetings, Outlanders! Tonight it’s a Toby extravaganza — discuss it here! In verse! (Except I was kidding about the “in verse” bit. :P) Share this post? Related posts: Outland Open Thread: Episode 6, “Pride” Outland Open Thread: Episode 4, “Fab” Outland Open Thread: Episode 3, “Andy” Outland Open Thread: Episodes 1 and 2