Category Archives: Disability

Stop Using OCD as an Adjective or Figure of Speech

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not being a person who prefers organization and order, and the initials OCD should not be used as an adjective or figure of speech conveying those character traits. OCD is a serious anxiety disorder that can cause severe distress and it can impair one’s ability to function in life. All people… Read More »

People with Disabilities Bullied by New Liberal Policy

It is highly hypocritical of the Liberal government to promote working towards an end to bullying today, on Pink Shirt Day, while systematically bullying and oppressing people with disabilities. Cancelling the $45 annual bus pass cost and forcing people who live under the poverty line to pay $669 annually ($52 per month plus $45 administration… Read More »

Accessibility Fails -Ramps

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain As a person with a disability I could have lost my sanity a long time ago, if not for my sense of humour. Experiencing inaccessibility on a daily basis is a constant frustration, but every now and again I see an example of an epic fail in… Read More »

The Importance of People First Language

Words matter. Words label. Words explain. Words create perception and misperception. Words can hurt. Words can limit. Words can lift. And words can convey powerful messages. Within the disability world there has been a shift  towards “people first” language, whereby the person comes first and the disability comes second. This change in language is important… Read More »