Misc Disability Image

Posted March 31st, 2009 by Anthony

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Pets show us the way?

Posted March 11th, 2009 by Anthony

According to a news story, Ruby didn’t miss use of hind legs, in the San Francisco Chronicle, “As a UC Davis surgeon once said when asked about dogs and amputation, “People tend to humanize the loss of a limb and dogs don’t. As long as they aren’t in pain and doing the things they love […]

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Talkies leave deaf behind, 1934

Posted February 23rd, 2009 by Anthony

Every Sunday the San Francisco Chronicle has a feature, Wayback Machine, that runs stories from its past. In an article dated February 25, 1934 there is an announcement of a silent movie, “Eskimo,” showing in town. The Chronicle would be hosting 100 deaf persons. During the previous decades movies were silent and had superimposed titles—open […]

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Kids playing from Life Magazine archive

Posted February 21st, 2009 by Anthony

Discovered the sweetest picture of two braced and crutched kids have a good time on the playground. They’re at the FDR school in a Spanish-speaking country. There’s a few pictures from the Life Magazine archive that show disabled people.

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Sex, Drugs, & Rock 'n' roll

Posted February 16th, 2009 by Anthony

Here’s some good news from the UK disability arts newsletter, ETC. (To subscribe, silvie@disabilityarts.info) To my mind Ian Dury’s “Spasticus Autisticus” should be the disability community’s rockin’ anthem. If this movie is successful it should help bring the disabled Dury back into public consciousness. Here’s the news: Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll 104 […]

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We're Voting

Posted November 10th, 2008 by Anthony

As relieved as I was by last week’s election (except for California’s continued homophobia) I was especially pleased to see recognition of our voting power in our local newspaper. My disability story on election day is when I went down the hill to my polling place. As I came in the front door I was […]

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Statues…That Reminds Me

Posted October 19th, 2008 by Anthony

From what I can tell from this side of the pond, there was a huge hue and cry when it was announced in 2005 that a sculpture of a naked, pregnant, disabled woman would be on display in Trafalgar Square for 18 months. I can’t imagine a statue like this in a public space in […]

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Berkeley Big People's Wheelchair User

Posted October 19th, 2008 by Anthony

Last saturday, October 18, the People’s Republic of Berkeley, birthplace of the independent living movement, unveiled a massive, social realist statue honoring the town’s political activism. It’s depicts people engaged in some of the town’s different protests. For once a righteous, angry, political, powerful wheelchair user is depicted in public art. As soon as I […]

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Who We Are

Posted July 23rd, 2008 by Anthony

One of the pleasant surprises using my Tivo is the programs it records on its own using my favorites. Last night I noticed that I could watch Tavis Smiley‘s interview of the governor of New York from Monday, July 21, 2008. The governor, David Paterson, is the first African American governor for that state and […]

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First US Braille Coin

Posted July 11th, 2008 by Anthony

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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