Today's guest post was written by Brendan Birth a young professional who is pursuing a career in advocacy and passionate about multiple forms of discrimination and injustice. In his spare time, he likes to serve his home church, track major snowstorms and hurricanes, follow multiple sports, and make lots of puns. You can connect and … Continue reading Guest Post: Review of Mass Transit In New York City
There are a lot of different terms people use to identify a disabled person but to be honest I don't like most of them. Most of the terms that are used to identify a disabled person I think are very negative and I don't prefer to identify myself in that way. People still do identify … Continue reading Special Needs, Differently abled, Crippled? Why don’t I like these terms?
Accessibility does not end at ramps and when you are not easily accessible for a disabled person we feel excluded and it can have a huge negative impact on us. There have been a few times when Karly has had to deal with inaccessibility and today she explains how it negatively affected her. Growing … Continue reading Guest post: Three times inaccessibility had a negative impact on my life
Wheelchair users are often very frustrated by some of the things that are said or done by abled people. Abled people often times don't mean to frustrate wheelchair users but more often than not that is what they end up doing without realizing it. I am only a part-wheelchair so there aren't quite as many … Continue reading Seven things that frustrate wheelchair users
I am always looking for new movies about disabled people but to be totally honest every time I watch one about a disabled person I am very disappointed. Filmmakers do not hire actual disabled people to play disabled characters but instead, they hire abled people to play them so that makes these movies very unrealistic … Continue reading How filmmakers can make movies with disabled characters better
Sometimes an abled person may say things to a disabled person because they think they are funny but a disabled person may not see it that way and maybe very offended. In a previous post, I talked about things you should never say to a handicapped person but since there are so many things you … Continue reading Things you should never say to a handicapped person(part 2)
Has a friend or family member ever offended you by the language they use? Sometimes, people, we are close to may offend us with the language they use without even realizing how wrong it is. Calling someone retarded is very offensive to the developmentally and intellectually disabled and should not be in your vocabulary. Before … Continue reading Things to think about before you say “you’re so retarded”