Natural disasters in Queensland and New Zealand have highlighted the value of sign language interpreters.
I get the impression that the NSW election sees a slight improvement over the Federal election in polling place accessibility information. How does your electorate look? How many fully wheelchair accessible polling places, how many assisted access, and how close are they to you? What information is missing from the descriptions?
I am spending most of this week in a room like this, so the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend *more* time on the ‘puter. Which makes posting tricksie.
So, in no particular order:
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.
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.
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. I deliberately didn’t link to lots of coverage of Australian natural disasters or the Egyptian uprisings, because there’s just so much to sort through. What else did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
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.
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?
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.
Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments.
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you’ve been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed.What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
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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.