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InvisAbility Girl — On Passing as Disabled
Well written post explaining what it's like to have an invisible disability, when the world judges you on just what it can see. As someone who has both dyspraxia (clumsiness, disorganisation, other stuff), and hypermobility syndrome (double jointed to the point it's a painful problem), I very much agree with this.
disability  discrimination  image  invisible-disabilities 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
John Barrowman goes Deaf for the Day
Quite powerfully written. Top quote: 'if a deaf person asks you to repeat something, never say “it doesn’t matter.” It does matter. It matters more than you know.'
Interesting  disability  deafness  hidden-disabilities 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Disabled students could be 'shut out' by government cuts
Some of the support I got through the Disabled Students Allowance, particularly the PDA it got me, were a real help in getting myself organised, actually managing to make all the things I was supposed to, etc. I think I'd've had a much harder time without them.
disability  cuts  benefits  university  education  UK  money  equality 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hate crimes against disabled people soar to a record level - Crime - UK - The Independent
'Last year the Glasgow Media Trust found the public believed between 50 and 70 per cent of those on disability benefits were fraudulent. The actual number is likely to be between 1 and 2 per cent.'
crime  disability  discrimination  hate-crime  benefits  image 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Incapacity benefit test claims 'conflated figures' - watchdog
'Suggestions that 878,300 benefit claimants dropped their claims rather than take a medical test have been challenged by the statistics watchdog.'
politics  posttofacebook  fail  lies  disability  westminster  benefits  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met officers face judge over mentally disabled case - Channel 4 News
And their response? 'It's too much hard work to take people's disabilities into account, so we shouldn't have to!'
posttofacebook  human-rights  discrimination  police  fail  people-suck  disability 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Disability history month: Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh
'Born without arms or legs, Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh was an adventurer who rose to become a successful politician.'
interesting  awesome  disability  posttofacebook  history  politics 
december 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atos moves to shut down criticism | Tentacles of doom
"It seems that Atos don’t like [people complaining and protesting about them]. They have started issuing legal threats, and they have succeeded in shutting down some of their opposition… They have also shut down a support forum for carers, CarerWatch,"
the-coalition  government  fairness  fail  people-suck  dude...  disability 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gamers With Disabilities Battle Indifferent Industry | GameLife | Wired.com
The games industry is being often quite poor at providing even relatively simple aids for disabled players, such as closed captioning and button remapping.
disability  commercial  computers  discrimination  gaming  geeky  interesting  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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