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.
What’s grinding my gears today: WA Today: Poor parenting alarms schools Education Minister Julia Gillard has acknowledged that poor parenting is placing a heavy burden on schools and has promised principals she will give them more support to tackle violence, bullying and behavioural problems. […] Gary Quinn, the principal of Dalyellup College in Western Australia, suggested schools should run programs… Read more →
Don’t miss Dr Rhonda Galbally on the National Press Club next week! Wednesday 7th October, ABC, 12:30 pm. Excerpt from the NPC website: Dr Galbally will present evidence from Shut Out – a report recently released by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council. Shut Out provides the first comprehensive picture of what contemporary life is like for Australians… Read more →
We are dying, and apparently it’s our own damn fault. As pointed to by Deborah in the latest Otterday thread, scooter users in Australia are dying. We are dying because footpaths obstructed by cars and tree prunings and rubbish force us onto the road. We are dying because there are no footpaths. We are dying because motor vehicle drivers mow… Read more →
Blogging Against Disablism Day 2009 Strategically placed seating costs next to nothing for a business to implement. It requires no building modification. And it can make a huge difference to accessibility for some people with disabilities. Bouquets and Brickbats A small accessibility bouquet goes to The Good Guys electrical store in Joondalup. I didn’t do a comprehensive accessibility assessment, so… Read more →