Sunday, May 10, 2015

Weekly Reading List

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I have decided to start another weekly posting tradition, to go with the "Weekly Wrap-Up" and "Tweets Of The Week." I’ll call it "Weekly Reading List.” Each Sunday I will post links to disability-related articles I read over the previous week, but didn’t have occasion to post about. I’ll keep the comments to a minimum, and the list size manageable. I hope you all enjoy the new feature.

Here is this week’s list:

Jason Harris, Jason’s Connection - May 7, 2015

I like how Jason takes a broader view of what “inspirational” actually means and why it seems to be so popular for all sorts of topics, not just disability.

David Keane, Daily Mirror - May 6, 2015

There is something about accessible parking that makes it grounds for confrontations that are all out of proportion to it’s actual importance.

Beth Haller, PBS Media Shift - May 8, 2015

The end of the moldy, smelly old MDA Telethon as a teachable moment for journalists.

Alana Semuels, The Atlantic - May 1, 2015

It’s good to see a serious article on long term care, specifically non-institutional, in a mainstream publication.

Alex Abrami, Burlington Free Press - May 9, 2015

I like the tone of this fairly by-the-numbers disabled athlete story about an amputee in my area. It’s uplifting without being sentimental.


Weekly Wrap-Up

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Monday, May 4, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015