If once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, and three times is a pattern, what do we say after the 15,000th time? It’s high time many airline companies answer that question, especially in regards to the countless wheelchairs and mobility scooters that have been broken, damaged, lost or stolen on their watch.
Tag Archives: Discrimination
ARE YOU ABLEIST? LET’S FIND OUT
Ableism in its simplest form, is discrimination toward disabled people. But it encompasses so much more than what you might assume.
I WAS BULLIED FOR BEING BLIND –A MINI MEMOIR
I’m somewhere between four and six years old–no longer sighted but not quite blind–when I’m bullied for the first time. And though the details are lost to memory, the belittlement and fear has never left my body. And I know it never will.
ASKING “WHAT WOULD YOUR LIFE BE LIKE IF YOU WEREN’T DISABLED” ISN’T BEING CURIOUS, IT’S ABLEIST
It’s always puzzled me, when watching interviews with artists and musicians who’ve made it big in the industry, that almost without fail, the interviewer asks a question along the lines of, “What would you do if you hadn’t pursued music?”
DISABILITY IS ABOUT PEOPLE, NOT POLITICS
My high school history teacher said there would come a time that I’d need to understand politics. And although I know bits and pieces of governmental bodies and systems, I can’t participate in dinner table discussions or understand news articles in a way I always hoped to. I want to learn more.
THE A-E-I-O-U’S OF ACCESSIBILITY — Y IS FOR YES!
It’s here at last, the final instalment in the series, The A-E-I-O-U’s of Accessibility! It’s bittersweet reaching this point, but more than a sadness at seeing this series come to an end, I’m excited to see where we take it going forward in our lives.
THE A-E-I-O-U’S OF ACCESSIBILITY — I IS FOR INCLUDE
Welcome to the third installment of The A-E-I-O-U’s of Accessibility. Today, I wanted to take a few minutes to chat with you about disability and inclusion. Inclusion is one of those words that, when used too often, starts to lose its true meaning.
THE A-E-I-O-U’S OF ACCESSIBILITY — E IS FOR EXPLORE
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust