Disability benefit reforms: 'It's about more than the cuts, and more than the Paralympics' Sophie ChristiansenParalympian, British equestrian team, gold medal winner I do think attitudes towards disabled people have changed for the better since the Paralympics, but now, with the whole "benefit scroungers" thing and the further away we get from the Games, the more negativity is creeping in.
There's a gap between the way people view Paralympians and other disabled people. I'm trying to bridge that gap, because the public need to realise just how disability affects day-to-day life. Paralympians are not superhuman – they are normal people with the same challenges; challenges which should be highlighted. I don't want to go and march outside parliament or chain myself to railings, but I know that if I speak out about the difficulties I have, it will get in the newspapers and on TV, unlike other disabled people who don't have the luxury of being in the public eye and having their voice heard. Kaliya FranklinSocial media activist and blogger at Benefit Scrounging Scum. Documentary about the Disability Rights Movement. Kat's Cafe - Where Special Needs Connections are Made.
Why Is Disability Missing From the Discourse on Diversity? - Diversity in Academe. September 25, 2011 Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle Enlarge Image By Lennard J.
Davis It has been more than 20 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act took effect, but while the law has changed some things in higher education, it hasn't changed the way academic culture regards people with disabilities. Ways of thinking about disability: The History of attitudes to disabled people. ProfHacker. Welcome to the latest installment of “Accessibility in a Digital Age,” a roundup of links to information about creating and using digital resources that are accessible to all people.
In a thought-provoking essay, Lennard Davis asks “Why Is Disability Missing From the Discourse on Diversity? ,” a question we would do well to consider as we remain mindful of the various ways the digital divide can affect various people. We Connect Now is a relatively new grassroots organization “dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.” The United States National Council on Disability has produced a substantial report entitled The Power of Digital Inclusion: Technology’s Impact on Employment and Opportunities for People with Disabilities, available for download.
Kelli Shaver, of Mashable, tells us about “7 Tech Breakthroughs That Empower People With Disabilities.” From Yahoo! Google Apple How about you? Return to Top. Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities. National Disability Rights Network. The Council for Disability Rights. Enable - Work of the United Nations for Persons with Disabilities. Fund on Disability.
All proposals must be received by 31 March 2014 7th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD, 10-12 June 2014 General Assembly, 68th sessionReport of the Secretary-General: The way forward: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond (A/68/95) Recent events: Informal Network on Disability Statistics for Inclusive Development, 4 March 2014Commission for Social Development52nd Session, 11 - 21 February 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2013 “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all” Towards a disability inclusive post-2015 global framework on disaster risk reduction: Panel discussion on "Disaster Resilience and Disability: Ensuring Equality and Inclusion", 10 October 2013. Disabled Community. ADAPT: Welcome to ADAPT!