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Things ableists say – or some disability no-nos and how to address them – Yenn Purkis Autism Page
As a disability advocate - and a Disabled person - I come up against some pretty unhelpful comments at times. This is a list of basically big no-nos and why they are really not OK. One which is a total doozy is who someone has a visible disability (such as a wheelchair user) gets told…
Who has the right to talk about the issues facing people with disability? | Hireup
What started as a Twitter debate sparked by an article on Hireup news has opened up a discussion between disability advocates Carly Findlay and Lisa Grech, a duo with conflicting beliefs on who can share experiences of disability.
Psychological Benefits Of A Holiday For A Disabled Person - Simply Emma
Have you ever considered how beneficial a holiday can be for a disabled person? Read this article to find out the psychological benefits of going on holiday.
Preparing for travel with a chronic illness like sickle cell disease | Sickle Cell Disease News
During a recent emergency trip, columnist and caregiver Sylvia Amuta was reminded that travel preparation is crucial with a chronic illness.
Everything You Need To Know About UK RADAR Keys - Simply Emma
Improve your accessibility with a RADAR Key! Find out what they are, where to get them, and how to use a RADAR key to unlock disabled toilets in this guide.
Advice for meeting someone who is blind - Learning A11y
Don't miss these essential dos and don'ts for respectful and positive interactions whe meeting a blind person.
Eye contact is not an essential means to communicating – Yenn Purkis Autism Page
I am autistic. One attribute of my autism - and of many other people's too - is that I struggle with eye contact. Different people have variations on this theme. For me it means I find if I look into someone’s eyes I can see into their soul. It is exceedingly unpleasant to say the…
Buttons vs Links – The Admin Bar
In web design, it’s not uncommon to see links styled as buttons if we want those links to stand out and look more like a call-to-action. In WordPress, it’s also
Guide to Investigating Disability Issues: Introduction - GIJN
The introduction to GIJN's reporting guide to investigating disability issues, which also provides a table of contents for the guide.
Alt text, plain language and more listening: how to address accessibility in news | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Disney Parks Makes Changes to be More Accessible After Cast Member Steps Up - Disney Dining
A Disney Parks Cast Member went the extra mile to ensure its standards and practices remained accessible to Guests of all kinds.
Important Disability Terminology, Acronyms, and Definitions | NEA
For many, the terms used in, and about special education are unfamiliar. Learning these unfamiliar terms, and the commonly used acronyms that represent them, can help in navigating the special education and 504 processes. This list is intended to help familiarize you with common terms, definitions, and acronyms that are frequently used in the disability space. Education definitions may differ from state to state. The acronyms and terminology below is reflective of definitions most commonly in education at the national level.
What it's like making an invisible illness visible to others | Sickle Cell Disease News
Columnist Dunstan Nicol-Wilson has had to explain the invisible illness of sickle cell numerous times, and each time it leaves a mark.
The Pros And Cons Of Identifying As Disabled
How you cope with a disability is one thing. How you decide to present or reveal your disability to others is something else. It’s important for disabled and non-disabled people alike to understand both whether and how different people with disabilities choose to identify as disabled – and why.
A story from my life about why disability representation matters | Sickle Cell Disease News
A positive development in the workplace leads to greater understanding and accommodation for columnist Mary Shaniqua.
Accessibility at Sydney Laneway Festival leaves music fans with disability feeling unwelcome - ABC News
Festival-goers with disability have said they were left stressed and disappointed by their experience at the Sydney Laneway Festival.
Is autism a disability? – Yenn Purkis Autism Page
This is a question with a few different answers - depending on your politics! I was diagnosed as autistic in 1994. Back then it was called Asperger Syndrome. The clinician - a clinical psychiatrist - said that I fulfilled ‘all the diagnostic criteria for a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome’. I was officially autistic. I didn’t…
What Not To Say If Someone Discloses Their Autism Diagnosis
Research shows autistic people often don’t tell others, even though that can mean they’ll fail to get the support they need and be put at increased risk of mental health concerns.
AUTISTIC NICK’S COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES – Autistic Nick
AUTISITIC NICK’S COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES It’s the 17th of January 2023 and already I’m harking back to an old out of date tune, I’ve banged my drums, I run up that hill, I’ve rid myself of words being highlighted in yellow (you’re still a monster), I’ve had meetings, I’ve written blog posts, I’ve had conversations and…
Accessible PDFs in Adobe Acrobat Series: Intro & Overview - AccessiCart
If your website is required to be accessible, that also extends to the PDFs you may host there for your users to download.
EEOC: Hotel Told Employee With Disability That Applying For Promotion Was 'Waste Of His Time' - Disability Scoop
A major hotel chain has settled with federal officials over allegations that a worker with a disability was discouraged from applying for a promotion because accommodations could not be provided.
How to: find the right language to talk about disability | The Social Enterprise Magazine - Pioneers Post
Talking about disability can be a very personal thing. But avoiding the topic entirely can leave disabled customers or employees feeling excluded and unable to access what they need. How can your organisation get it right?