Monday, November 25, 2013

Photo Of The Day

Woman lying on her stomach, propped up on her arms, in a shower with six nozzles spaying water over her whole body
From the Wheelie Wifiee Tumblr blog.

I'd prefer a built-in seat, but this is pretty incredible, too.

Disability News

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Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun - November 19, 2013

The tone of this article surprised me a little. I thought there would be more moaning about regulation gone mad. In fact, it’s pretty even-handed. It also gives a very good explanation of the difference between Accessibility and Universal Design.

Margalit Fox, New York Times - November 23, 2013

I hadn’t heard of Adrienne Asch before. I really appreciated reading about how she reconciled being pro-choice on abortion, while opposing “selective” abortion when used to prevent the birth of babies with disabilities. I’m still not sure the two positions will ever fit together comfortably, but I’m glad to see that someone credible made the effort.

The Editorial Board, New York Times - November 24, 2013

It’s interesting to see how different people and organizations approach their editorials in favor of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The main difference among them seems to be whether or not they refer specifically to the right wingers who actually derailed ratification the first time. This New York Times Editorial mentions the “sovereignty” claim and the supposed threat to parental rights, but leaves out the role of home schooling. It seems like everyone has to decide whether it’s better to raise these “ ssues" again and refute them, or ignore them and hope most people aren’t aware of them.