Archive for “disability”

On this page the following entries were made in the “disability” category.

Accessibility and the inclusion principle

Posted July 27th, 2009 by Rachel

While looking for an old article on Alistapart that I really should have bookmarked eons ago but forgot to, I stumbled across an article on the inclusion principle. The basic message of the article is that accessibility is something that should be considered right from the start of a design, and not as an afterthought. [...]

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Wake up call

Posted March 19th, 2008 by Rachel

Yesterday I had a bit of a scare. For the past six months I’ve been on some pretty heavy duty painkillers. The pain I’m now getting in my upper spine isn’t responding to anything much, not even the morphine-like buprenorphine patches, but I have to say that the rest of my back’s responded well to [...]

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Posted March 14th, 2008 by Rachel

A couple of weeks ago I was talking about disability, and what it actually means. I came to the conclusion that labels are often just a shorthand for something, something that saves a long, detailed explanation. When it comes to disability, and how I describe myself, it’s a lot easier to say “I’m disabled” rather [...]

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Where does Bob live?

Posted February 24th, 2008 by Rachel

JackP over at The Pickards posted recently about this PepsiCo ad, made by a group called enAble, deaf members of the PepsiCo workforce. The ad was shown during a commercial break at the Superbowl, and what I love about it is that it not only is it an excellent example of a company utilising the [...]

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On disability

Posted February 13th, 2008 by Rachel

I recently got involved in a debate on a forum about disability, my response to which actually forms the basis of this blog entry. The debate was around whether having a particular medical condition, in this case IIH makes you disabled. One forum member did comment that a simple yes or no would have sufficed [...]

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