25 7 / 2014

"Lead On" - Americans with Disabilities Act 23 years later.

Tomorrow is the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and I’m already celebrating! Check out this video about the strengths and weaknesses of the ADA that my fellow AAPD interns and I made last summer.

(Source: youtube.com)

24 7 / 2014

Celebrate the past and look toward the future on this ADA anniversary. Join #6by15 http://ow.ly/yYmr3  http://thndr.it/1rXQDAt

Celebrate the past and look toward the future on this ADA anniversary. Join #6by15 http://ow.ly/yYmr3 http://thndr.it/1rXQDAt

17 7 / 2014

i-a-t-g:

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” -Martha Graham. Connect with your besties with our Conversation Kit iamthatgirl.com/words

i-a-t-g:

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is
translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” -Martha Graham. Connect with your besties with our Conversation Kit iamthatgirl.com/words

17 7 / 2014

theperksofbeingdisabled:

More about fashion and disability.

Always love seeing disabled models.

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17 7 / 2014

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16 7 / 2014

"Justin’s parents decided it was okay to expose their son in that way. His parents. Not him. I know they had no malicious intent, and they truly seem like wonderful people, but the fact that Justin is not physically capable of consenting to the sharing of such a photo is another major red flag as to why it shouldn’t have been shared in the first place.

When we accept violations of privacy, such as the photo of Justin and his father, because disability is involved, we accept the notion that disability means less-than-human. We must remember that a person is a person, no matter their abilities. Everyone deserves to be presented to the world around us in a manner of dignity and respect.” [read more]

15 7 / 2014

leadonupdate:

Greetings Constant Readers! In addition to our regular dishing up of disability news, culture, and blue hat specials, we are now pleased to add a new item to the Lead On Update menu. Beginning this week, we are pleased to have Dara Baldwin give us the Real Deal on the Hill, a weekly discussion of disability related policy and legislative developments on Capitol Hill. The Real Deal will be posted Mondays with the Legislative Update. Check out the first taste today and stop by next week to get a piece of the entire pie!

12 7 / 2014

truth.

truth.

(Source: beyoncevoters)

08 7 / 2014

08 7 / 2014

tobitastic:

Or How Jack Halberstam is Playing The Victim and Dismissing Real Concerns by Crying “Reverse-Abelism”

A few days ago Jack Halberstam - Or Jock Halberslam as I am tempted to refer to him from now on - released an article about how the “triggered generation” of millennials are preventing any…