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 »

Misinformation and Magical Thinking

Recently I saw a post on Facebook of a link to a news item. The piece was about a woman who “defies odds, learns to walk again after spinal cord injury”. The piece explains that she did so through “faith and fortitude” making “a liar” of doctors. As a person who lives with a disability,… Read More »