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By Mary on February 26, 2011
The Life at 1, 3 and 5 treatment of disability could have been worse with either a more tragic air or the Fighting Fat episode’s constant refrain of “risk” but that this is still a particularly problematic area for the show to be keeping its tight focus on the particular impact on the abled child when talking about family members with disabilities.
By tigtog on February 14, 2011
Congratulations to the lovely and talented Mr Firth on his Best Actor BAFTA. Do go and see The King’s Speech if you haven’t already.
By Jo Tamar on January 19, 2011
The coroner investigating the death of Maia Comas “has been unable to determine whether or not her death was accidental” but has indicated that Maia’s parents were greatly irresponsible.
By Mary on January 1, 2011
FWD (feminists with disabilities) for a way forward has just put up a farewell post. What were your favourite FWD posts? And which ongoing disability blogs do you particularly recommend?
By Lauredhel on December 23, 2010
Parking and pathways and seating? This is a piece of cake. This is public design 101. It should be something that is an essential part of building new playgrounds and of upgrading existing ones.
But no one is bothering. People with disabilities are supposed to be the passive “cared-for”, not active carers.
By Jo Tamar on September 29, 2010
Funny. I thought the whole point of a prosthetic leg was to enable a person who needs it to do pretty much the same range of things as a person who doesn’t have a prosthetic leg. Sometimes, it enables the prosthetic-leg-user to do those things even better than non-prosthetic-leg-users.
By Jo Tamar on September 22, 2010
One thing that I particularly enjoy when I visit another place is figuring out how to use the public transport system. I like the fact that I can figure it out – that the tools provided are tools I am able to use. Some of the tools which are commonly available (sometimes online) are: timetables and route maps, route diagrams at stations/stops and in the relevant vehicle, stop announcements (visual and audio), signs at stations/stops.
Perhaps it’s ironic, but I think that Sydney is one of the worst places I’ve been when it comes to figuring that sort of thing out. This has a serious impact on the accessibility of our public transport.
By Lauredhel on August 20, 2010
With apologies for the late notice. Please also note that Barbara Moore’s book has now been published by MacMillan, and her sister will be receiving her Master’s degree this weekend. ~~~ Last Year we posted an obituary honouring the life and work of Barbara Moore, a remarkably courageous and comically gifted feminist writer and poet, […]