disability

Polling place accessibility and the NSW state election

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?

Seminaring

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:

Life at 1, 3, 5: disability

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.

Femmostroppo Reader February 3, 2011

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.

Quickhit: irresponsible

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.

BFTP: Playground accessibility for parents with disabilities

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.