And an accessibility bouquet goes… to a staff member at a Telstra shop today. They offered wordlessly to serve me on-scooter or on-chair, without making a fuss. When the staff member started to explain the plans in spoken-word, I asked… Read More ›
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
While participating in the Feministe thread on fibromyalgia, I’ve been re-reading a few UK-based journal papers on how chronic fatigue syndrome is all in our heads and shit. I just re-stumbled across this little nugget from the British Medical Journal,… Read More ›
Join our Facebook group – “Against the Proposed Narrowing of Accessible Parking Permit Eligibility“! ~~~ As regular readers know, the Australian Government is looking to reduce the number of disabled parking permits available to the community, by refusing access to… 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… Read More ›
There’s a whole industry that involves measuring the survival techniques and truths of people with CFS, then pointing the finger at them for causing their own illness with their Scientifically! Proven! personality “deficits”. Here’s the latest product of that industry…. Read More ›
Some days, I need this handy Pain Troubleshooting Guide. Today is one of those days. In other news:
I just got an invitation to join the facebook group “I tap slow-walking people on the shoulder and say, “Excuse me please!”
Uh – no.
Fuck no. With cherries and sprinkles. And the sauce of your choice.
Laying your hands on me without invitation, strangers, sure isn’t going to speed me up any, but it may well piss me right the fuck off.
I wrote a post a while ago titled Stop and think: invisible access for invisible disabilities. It was a personal narrative of some of my experience with chronic fatigue syndrome. In it I mentioned a couple of accessibility problems that… Read More ›