The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,900 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading 2015 in review
Between the double-takes in office buildings and people who think they’re “helping” when trying to push my wheelchair without asking, there’s a few amusing/uncomfortable stories that come up. These are real interactions I’ve had, just in the month of June 2015. Aside from the last one, none of these situations involved people who seemed as … Continue reading Strange Situations – June addition
I've recently updated the look of this blog, and would love suggestions on how to improve it. Particularly with regard to accessibility. Please comment with your suggestions. Thanks!
Dear Minister Hoskins, I am writing to inquire as to why wheelchair repair companies do not appear to be subject to any formal regulation or accountability in Ontario. I am a disabled Canadian who has used an electric wheelchair throughout my lifetime. I have continually received appalling service from my repair company, including charges for … Continue reading Letter to Ontario’s Minister of Health on Wheelchair Repair Regulations
Dear Chair: Two and a half years ago you and I made a deal. I would work and in return we could go on adventures together. We’ve been to Edmonton, where the snow fell in March and we could barely get through the snow. In England, where I blew up my transformer and you held … Continue reading A letter to my wheelchair – in need of repair
Date: February 4, 2013 Time 4:00 to 6:00pm Location: Victoria and Gould, Ryerson University
Tuesday, January 15, 7:00pmOntario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, room 8220 Speakers: Elizabeth Clinton, OUR Walmart campaigner from Texas (via Skype)OUR Walmart is a grassroots organization of Walmart workers and former workers fighting for rights for Walmart workers.Ritch Whyman, International SocialistsLow wage non-union Walmart workers organized a fantastic strike against their notorious anti-union … Continue reading Fighting austerity in North America: Walmart workers to Bill 115
The San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre; CHHA 1610AM Voces Latinas Radio; The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education; and the Student Association of Ryerson (CESAR) invite you to join in the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Enjoy some music, food, and conversation in an accessible venue: Oakham House Thomas … Continue reading Accessibility: Promoting Inclusive Development Event
Find out about the march It's not a question of if austerity will impact Canadians with disabilities, but a question of when. We need only look over to the UK for proof. Coalition proposals with see the Disability Living Allowance cut in that country by 20%, pushing those people into increasing poverty. Hate crimes against … Continue reading Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off
When: Sat, October 29, 12pm – 3pm Where: Nathan Phillips Square to Occupy Toronto (St. James park) Join us at the square, & come down to Occupy Toronto if you can! Why Disability Pride? As a recognition of recent injuries and deaths of people with disabilities in interaction with Toronto Police. This march is not … Continue reading Toronto Disability Pride March ~ this Saturday!