We have a lot of Grammy talk and news to catch up on so let’s start with something to make your day a little brighter. Here’s Drake performing “Hotline Bling” at a Bat Mitzvah in NYC. Read More PoC News in America
At this point, nearly everybody has seen it. A New Zealander man, an Armenian woman, a baby with Down Syndrome, and a GoFundMe that showed that the world cares. Read More Baby Leo, Down Syndrome, and Our Collective Failure to See the Big Picture
“Awareness” has gone too far. TOO FAR. And there’s plenty of truly tragic news this week to go along with the shit that’s merely infuriating. But if you can make it through to the end, Jessica Williams will make it all better. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure
The signs were there all along. How could I have missed them?
When interacting with people about building access, there are a couple of things that I get a lot of pushback on. One of them is creating additional documents giving information in accessible language without removing information. The other, and subject of this post, is captions. Read More How to Add a Caption File to A YouTube Video
Michael J. Fox is back with his own show, and I for one am excited to see him on my screen. Read More Welcome Back, Michael J Fox!
“When people think they are fundamentally broken, it affects their freedom to choose.” -Mama Be Good
On August 22nd, the Washington Times published an op-ed full of misinformation about Federal Schedule A hiring. How it got past fact checking by at the Times‘ editorial board is beyond me – and a number of people who actually study disability and/or employment policy. True, the Times is notoriously one of the more conservative newspapers in the beltway. But employment rather than welfare – the numerous programs of which many PwDs have to rely on due to un- and underemployment – has been a rallying cry for the right for ages. What gives? Read More What is Schedule A Hiring, Really?