(2) Why is Life So Hard for Disabled People in This Country? | The Big Issue | The Russell Howard Hour – YouTube

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A Woman Brought Her Autistic Son To The Theater. How One Actor Responded Is Going Viral

I would have thought nothing of a child making a fuss. Autistic or not, it's a child! So I Aggre  with this reaction! http://shareably.net/autistic-boy-broadway-play/?utm_content=inf_10_3000_2&utm_source=TSE&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=TSE&tse_id=INF_51512bc6746c4f1f9605c2c72d52d589

More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed ‘Fit For Work’, Reveal Government

More than 4,000 people died within six weeks of being found “fit for work”, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed. Figures released today show that between December 20 Source: More Than 4,000 Died Within Six Weeks Of Being Deemed 'Fit For Work', Reveal Government OMG, that is a huge figure that they [...]

Thoughts on the international disability access symbol

I am a wheelchair user, but, have seen people telling non-wheelchair users they are not disabled. To change attitudes, change the symbol!

Elle and the Auto Gnome

There has been some talk of late about the international symbol of disability access…

accessibility

We all recognise this, right?

It’s a symbol that everyone can understand without the need for language. We all know that this wheelchair symbol does not mean ‘us’ unless we are disabled. So these symbols get used in many countries to point out disabled-specific facilities such as parking spaces, wheelchair accessible toilets, alternative doorways for the disabled, safety ‘shelter’ areas in multi-storey carparks for those who cannot take the stairs in an emergency, and so on. We all know what this symbol means – there is no confusion over where the disabled facilities are.

Nothing is ever that simple, however.

The universality of this symbol (metaphorically speaking, although aliens may well need disabled access too 😉 ) means that over time the association has been less about the facilities it was intended to represent and more…

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Book review – High Stakes Seduction (High Stakes Seduction #1) – Ami LeCoeur

In this book, the main character, Angela, finds out that her father who has been missing for one year has now died. You find out that he has always blamed himself for the accident that killed her mother, and put her sister in a wheelchair. You also find out that he was a gambler, and [...]