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I thought I coined a phrase–criperati. I may have made it up, but there’s been others that also did. Google coughed up a couple two days after I started looking for antecedents. I see the use of criperti as recognition that the disability community is stratified even though we like to think we’re completely egalitarian. […]
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We have another hero. Hugh Gallagher gave us FDR. The world knew FDR was disabled, but until Gallagher none of us knew that FDR’s disability experience had a profound effect on his life and world view. After polio, FDR began to root for the poor.
I know, hero is so overused when it is applied to us disabled folk that I hesitate to use the term. But it’s accurate. Doc Pomus is my hero. After you hear the stories, he might be yours, too. To find out check out a new documentary “AKA Doc Pomus” that captures some of the highlights of his disabled life.
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Megan O’Neil, disability and economic development expert is this month’s Telling Our Disability Stories podcast. She is a Hearne Award Honoree and was the Access to Assets Project Coordinator at the World Institute on Disability. Megan discusses the ins and outs of disability policy advocacy in this important interview. Her perspectives on the nature of […]
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Telling Our Disability Stories is proud to present Australia’s own Stella Young, editor of Australia Broadcast Corporation’s Ramp Up. Hear it now iTunes
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February 20, 2010 Tribal Membership This week I received an email from someone I didn’t know, a wheelchair user. He’s a quad who became disabled after a diving accident over thirty-five years ago. How do I know all that from the first line of his email? He told me. It read, “I am a C5-6 […]
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The day before the nation’s independence day (not ours on July 26) the US Mint unveiled a new bicentennial silver dollar celebrating the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille’s birth. The picture at Language Log shows a rather large, copper colored, coin with a four braille characters spelling Brl, short for Braille, and a relief of […]
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