Why I Don’t Like “Awareness”

2016-11-10T10:11:30-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, Cerebral Palsy, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awareness campaigns of disabilities are only effective if they are planned and run primarily by the groups that are the subjects of the campaign. This is because such campaigns are not “awareness”, but “acceptance” campaigns. We welcome support, with focus on respect, equality and access. We don’t need “awareness” of deficits and tragic rhetoric.

Attitudes – Information and Education

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, Autism, blog, General, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is especially directed at parents, family members and all

Attitudes – Grading People

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Parenting, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Parents and family of disabled people should start demanding that everyone who is part of their children lives stops using functioning labels. We don’t need to be graded. We already have value.

Attitudes – Communication

2016-11-10T10:11:31-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communication is not only speaking, typing, texting or signing. Communication is also being able to listen and understand, being accommodated to make interaction possible.

Accessibility Is a Right Not a Privilege

2016-11-10T10:11:32-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy In Action, Assistive Technology, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Accessibility is a right not a privilege. 20 posts

Meet the Members of the 2013 National Council on Disability

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Advocacy, Articles, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Inclusion, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Resources We Love, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people with disabilities into the civic, social, and economic fabric of American life.

Closed Captioning Helps All Students

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Articles, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Autism, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Featured (Homepage), General, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Not only were students talking about how much having the

Senator Harkin Delivers Speech in ASL Upon ADA Passage in 1990

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, ASL Videos, ASL Videos, blog, Cross Disability, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Disability Rights Leaders, General, Politics, Think Tank, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Upon passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 13th, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor in American Sign Language. Harkin, whose brother Frank was deaf, was the lead Senate author of the ADA, which was enacted later that year. His speech is the first in American Sign Language to be delivered from the Senate floor.

Deaf Parent Advocates for Communication Supports She Received from Same School 40 Years Ago

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, blog, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, General, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Deaf mother goes before Hillsborough County School District Board to advocate for son's necessary services. The 8th largest school district in the country has an operating budget of $ 3 billion. Despite being notified in advance of her attendance, the district was unable to provide any access .

Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

2016-11-10T10:11:50-04:00By |Categories: ASL Videos, ASL Videos, Entertainment, General, Lifestyle, Media Representation, Video, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Awesome ASL version of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'. "Before you can see me you've got to learn how to read me. Free your mind and the rest will follow."

Doctors across America turning away patients with disabilities, study finds

2015-12-21T20:25:10-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Articles, Author, Conversation Starters, Muscular Dystrophies, Sarah Levis|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Sarah Levis Disabled people in several American cities are

The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials

2013-06-17T14:00:25-04:00By |Categories: Inclusive Education, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials! This site serves

The Lancet:The health of deaf people: communication breakdown

2016-11-10T10:12:17-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Articles, General, Lifestyle, Medical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Andrew Alexander discusses how deaf people are often alienated from accessing the UK health-care system and what needs to be done to change this.

New ADA accessibility requirements took effect March 15

2016-11-10T10:12:17-04:00By |Categories: blog, General, Lifestyle, Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For the first time in history public fitness centers, public swimming pools, recreational facilities, parks, golf and mini-golf courses, detention facilities and courtrooms, playrooms and amusement rides must adhere to the governments accessibility requirements. The rules also clarify issues that have come up in the 20 years regarding bathroom dimensions, reach ranges and accesible routes.

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