April 10, 2014

panties-and-stockings:

animal panties by knickerocker!

Finally! (Unintentionally) Adaptive clothing that’s actually adorable! These would be so useful for people with disabilities that have a difficult time pulling up their underwear.

March 16, 2014

This television report was produced and aired 20 years ago, yet apart from pre-existing conditions no longer disqualifying individuals from medical insurance coverage, little has changed. People with disabilities still have to choose between receiving the life sustaining long term care services that often only Medicaid provides and marrying the ones they love.

Steps have recently been taken to introduce legislation that would ease some of these marriage disincentives:

To stay up to date on the issue of marriage equality for people with disabilities, you can like the Marriage Equality for People with Disabilities Facebook page.

February 9, 2014
The Question - Illustrated Responses Given by Wheelchair Users Who Were Asked, “What Happened to You?”

sarahcastic-corner:

7 drawings of real, actual people and authentic answers they have at one time given to someone - cudos if you can guess which question was posed!

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RESPONDENT #1:

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RESPONDENT #2:

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RESPONDENT #3:

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RESPONDENT #4:

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RESPONDENT #5:

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RESPONDENT #6:

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RESPONDENT #7:

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…SPECIAL THANKS to TK, Dominick, Yarianna, Cindy, Emily, Chany, and Denise who shared their faces and experiences with me :-D

February 1, 2014
Workers With Disabilities Left Out Of Obama Wage Plan - Disability Scoop

Advocates are crying foul after learning that many individuals with disabilities will likely be left out of President Barack Obama’s plan to hike the minimum wage for federal contractors.

In a call this week with U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Vice President Joe Biden, disability advocates say they were told that the executive order would not alter the ability of approved federal contractors to continue paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage, though such workers could see a slight uptick in pay. That’s because subminimum wage is often calculated as a percentage of the pay that a typical worker would earn for the same job.

January 31, 2014

Finally! A season of GIRLS I can REALLY relate to!

January 23, 2014
Woman with muscular dystrophy applies to be a fashion model as a joke, gets the job [5 pictures]

dailydares:

I just got chills. Never in my life have I seen someone like me in an ad, at least not one that wasn’t for a charity or for a disability-specific product. I hope more companies follow suit and include wheelchair users in their everyday advertisements.
I also showed the Diesel website to my mom. It took even her a few moments to realize what they did. This is how mass media works. This is why people with disabilities need to be visually represented as just that— People.

I should also note that when my family first came to the United States, we briefly lived in NYC. My mom would often take me out in a stroller to the park, botanical gardens, and the zoo. During one of these outings, we accidentally got caught in the middle of a children’s advertisement audition. The people working the event stopped my mom and asked her if she was there to have my try out. In her then-limited English she replied, “But my daughter is sick” and moved along. Now she couldn’t even tell why I was showing her this new Diesel advertisement.

January 23, 2014
Woman with muscular dystrophy applies to be a fashion model as a joke, gets the job [5 pictures]

I just got chills. Never in my life have I seen someone like me in an ad, at least not one that wasn’t for a charity or for a disability-specific product. I hope more companies follow suit and include wheelchair users in their everyday advertisements.
I also showed the Diesel website to my mom. It took even her a few moments to realize what they did. This is how mass media works. This is why people with disabilities need to be visually represented as just that— People.

December 14, 2013
If you live in Atlanta, you can get paid to hang out with me! (Please reblog)

[HIRING] Part-Time Caregiver in Midtown Atlanta

About me: Female graduate student with Muscular Dystrophy, heavily involved in the Atlanta independent music scene. I’m pretty awesome.

About the position: Duties include assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs) like transferring, bathing, and dressing; assisting with transportation; and being generally awesome.

Pay: $9/hour (Negotiable)

Shifts available (Starting Jan 7, 2014):

  • Tuesdays 8am-12pm
  • Thursdays 8am-12pm

NO FORMAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Requirements:

  1. Must be able to lift 70+ lbs.
  2. Must have reliable transportation with good driving record.
  3. Must be willing to become CPR and First Aid certified.

Think you’re awesome enough for this position? Let’s be awesome together!

Please fill out the following form to be considered for the position: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1NaSuZtdmjsR5n0cUwXf6srYgQMSTUJu9YEh21Xw3Li0/viewform

December 3, 2013

December 1, 2013

mindthegapmta:

Gap & Ledges : A City Tale of Subways, Wheelchairs and Danger!

I decided to get back on the subway, but this time bring a small video camera with so I could document the process. Here you can see proof that some subway cars that pull up to wheelchair accessible stations, are simply not wheelchair accessible.

I checked the MTA website and there was no construction or broken elevators that would impact my trip and yet…

In parts of the video, I slowed down the footage so you can see the varying heights of subway car entrances/ledges.

It’s called Gap & Ledges : A City Tale of Subways, Wheelchairs and Danger! I hope you all enjoy it and pass it on!

And a big thank you to everyone who has been liking, retweeting and reblogging these posts. I really appreciate it.

Sign the Petition! MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: Make the wheelchair accessible subway stations consistently accessible!