It is a story where words fail to adequately describe the horror. Tune in this Sunday at 7.30 p.m. when Contact presents an interview with Eric Rosenthal, director of Disability Rights International (DRI) regarding its scathing, ground-breaking report describing abusive and decrepit conditions in Mexican institutions for the developmentally and physically disabled. The … Continue reading Disability Rights’ Report On Treatment of People With #Disabilities in Mexican Institutions, This Sunday on Contact
The ‘R’ Word: Language does matter By MICHAEL BACH In the Ottawa Sun on Wednesday, Anthony Furey wrote a column titled ‘A lobbyist by any other name ...’ in which he sought to denigrate lobbyists and the politics of language by which some re-fashion themselves as ‘government relations’ experts. But he tracks the “history of … Continue reading The ‘R’ Word: Language does matter
I know there are bigger environmental issues out there than plastic bags, but it still is an important issue. Seeing videos like this I can't help but wonder what TV ads would look like if advertising companies used their skills more responsibly.
Following the interview I posted earlier this week, complaints have been made to the BBC. McIntyre has posted his thoughts on the interview to his blog, and says he finds the whole situation not that surprising. As for me, the whole situation has inspired me to keep tabs on how austerity measures are impacting people … Continue reading Some follow up to the post I made earlier about the #disabled man who stood up for #student rights in the #UK
This video made my morning. Setting aside some CP solidarity bias, this guy is awesome. The BBC clearly wanted to seek public support against the protests against this video, but McIntyre did not let that happen. I wish I could shake your hand man. Here in Canada, we experienced similar incidents during and … Continue reading #Disabled Man w #CP gives #BBC a reality check! #solidarity @jodymcintyre
I wish I could show this video to every activist, social worker, and fellow citizen I know. Time to start re-thinking the way we look at important issues in our communities.
A blind Toronto woman faces off against the Government of Canada later this month, launching a Charter Challenge in Federal Court in Toronto to seek improved government website access for blind and partially-sighted Canadians. Donna Jodhan has urged the Federal Government to live up to commitments to make all of its websites fully accessible to … Continue reading CANADIAN #GOVERNMENT TO BE TAKEN TO #COURT BY #BLIND WOMAN