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
Web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties is one of the most overlooked subtopics of general web accessibility, despite it affecting the largest numbers. A large part of it is that there are so many conditions to understand in this area (far more than say visual or hearing impairments) and a … Continue reading Web #Accessibility for #Cognitive #Disabilities and #Learning Difficulties
I just wanted to make a quick comment about the attention this story is getting in the news If you haven't read it yet, you can check out the Toronto Star's article. I just feel that while yes this is a very upsetting and frustrating issue, it happens a lot. I hope that some serious … Continue reading Air Canada breaks dying boy’s #wheelchair – this is not news people!!!
I`ve recently become very interested in how the media is using disability as a hot topic, while still oppressing people with disabilities. In doing some research on this topic I came across an excellent article on Lady Gaga’s Disability Project. I`m all for people with disabilities expressing their sexuality, but Lady Gaga`s paparazzi video leaves … Continue reading Disability in the Media: Lady Gaga’s Disability Project