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Friday, November 11, 2022

Fun Stuff 2023

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November 11,
Website Launched To Find Accessible Nature Spots In South Jersey

Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) protects, advocates for and advances the rights of persons with disabilities in pursuit of a society in which persons with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice and are treated with dignity and respect. Readers can learn more at www.disabilityrightsnj.org.

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Things to ponder 2023

Things to ponder 2023
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February 2,
If buildings can be grandfathered, so they do not have to be ADA-compliant. I want the right so I do not have to use the Annkissam App to keep track of my PCA hours.

January 11,
Are you officially over the hill when you send off your Cologuard box? Now they lowered the age to 45, so…

December 18,
Here is part of an email I received Friday, the 16th, at 2:24 pm, and the subject line is: IMPORTANT: Participant Background Check Preference Due 12/20/2022. Whoever came up with this timeline is real, Ebenezer Geezer!!!


November 7,
VIA: @DAWNcil
“Never assume a person who has difficulty communicating has nothing to say.”
-Stacy Sekinger

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

The Disability Movement Then, Now and Future 2023

The Disability Movement Then, Now and Future 2023
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November 8,
New Voting Laws Add Difficulties for People With Disabilities
Restrictions in several states on mail-in voting are sending more people with disabilities to the polls. What they find isn’t always easy to navigate.

November 3,
No matter how much I have read about Ableism, I still do not have a clear understanding of what it means. Maybe it is a generation thing, really at this point I can only speak for my age group and try to keep myself informed of how the disability movement is changing in today’s world.
Working Definition of Ableism - January 2022 Update
Previous definitions and additional context can be found here (2021), here (2020), and here (2019).

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Interesting Disability Articles 2023

Interesting Disability Articles 2021
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October 26,
Museums are increasingly making accessibility a priority, but without a clear blueprint for how to advance it, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some suggestions for finding your entry point.

Over the past decade, conversations about accessibility have increased within the museum field, and many organizations including AAM have identified it as a priority. There is not, however, a straightforward and approachable blueprint for increasing accessibility, meaning the museum workers tasked with doing so are often left wondering, “How do I get started?”

Heather Pressman and Danielle Schulz wrote The Art of Access: A Practical Guide for Museum Accessibility to answer this question and support museum practitioners on their accessibility journeys, regardless of the size, budget, or scope of their museum, by providing a range of starting points. Here we share three main guiding principles that every museum, regardless of size or focus, should keep at the forefront. Additionally, we highlight the work of three museums—The Henry Ford, the Intrepid Museum, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art—to shine a light on exciting ways accessibility and inclusion have been integrated into programs and evaluated.

October 24,
VIA: @AndrewPulrang
The Squeaky Wheel Shows How Disability Humor Work

After months of preparation and content creation by founder and Editor-in-Chief Steven Verdile, The Squeaky Wheel went live in June 2021. Its look and feel are similar to that of The Onion, but with a disability perspective. The Squeaky Wheel has a news website format. Its headlines are funny in themselves, with the jokes further fleshed out by short articles, supplemented with clean, professional, entirely anonymous stock images. Everything is presented as perfectly normal, told with a straight face. The disability-based anger, confusion, and humor are all implied.


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Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Disability Movement Under The Biden Administration 2023

The Disability Movement Under The Biden Administration
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October 20,
Congress has again failed people with disabilities — we need bipartisan legislation now

When the Senate unveiled its reconciliation package in August, service providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) were stunned to see additional funding for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program was excluded — even despite the fact that HCBS funding was proposed by the White House and faced no opposition from Senate Democrats.

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Other Artist to Check Out 2023

Other Artist to Check Out 2023
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November 16,
Ridge Ruxton School's Action Art Adventure Week, see daily update on Art @ Ridge Ruxton School

October 14,
The Dallas Museum of Art Is Offering High-Tech Glasses So Color-Blind Viewers Can See Art in Vivid Color

Ever sit back and wonder, is your red the same as my red? What is really the difference between red and green?

For those with color vision deficiency, also known as color blindness or CVD, certain hues are difficult or impossible to discern. The condition affects approximately one in 12 men and one in 200 women. Now, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is teaming up with EnChroma, a company that specializes in the production of glasses with lenses that adjust to change color perception, to give color blind visitors a chance to experience the full spectrum of some of the museum’s most vibrant paintings.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Apple Crash Detection and Cerebral Palsy

Apple Crash Detection and Cerebral Palsy
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The other day, I saw the commercial for Apple Crash Detection and my warped mind starts thinking about how offer my CP could trigger the alarm? I was not far off since the has been false alarms caused by roller coasters, this has not only happened on the iPhone, but also the iWatch. One would be surprised by how much force a CP fling, or backhand has. The iWatch might be fines waiting to happen! People underestimate the potential energy in a CP body until they are on the wrong end of it. If I could find a way to harness the power in my body, I bet I could live off the grid.

I would turn the crash detection feature off, I can imagine the alarm going off and someone calls to see if I need help, then they would really send the rescue trucks. This has happened many times with tele-marketers, they would call me and start asking if I needed help, because of the way I sounded. Thank God, no police, or EMS ever showed up. Although, I would hope this would be the case if someone really needed help.


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