Disability

This board explores the social construction of disability and the inequalities people with disabilities routinely confront.
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Based on the top 100 domestic grossing sci-fi & fantasy movies (as of 2014). Source: Lee & Low Books
Disability Status [click on this image to find a documentary and analysis of Murderball and the Study of Sport, Disability, Master Status, and Murderball]
Disability demographics by TV genre.  [follow this link to find a short video and analysis of how discourses on disability are being disrupted but don't go nearly far enough: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2014/01/building-manichean-bodies-the-problem-with-those-disabled-mannequins.html]  Source: Data collected by Dustin Kidd. Image by Eric Crawford.

Disability: Charts

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"What's your excuse...for objectifying me as your inspiration porn?"  Follow this link to find a short post explaining what the problem is with how people with disabilities were depicted in the commercials of Super Bowl 49: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/videos/the-problem-with-the-inspiration-porn-of-super-bowl-xlix
Oscar Pistorius is going to the Olympics: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400-metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games. [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis on stigma in sport, or the assumption of poor performance for bodies classified as "disabled"]
Endless Abilities

Disability: Sport

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Should people with learning disabilities be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage? Debate on @bbc5live ~ @Emmabarnett Alternate phrasing of this question: should employers be allowed to exploit some of society's most vulnerable people? ~ @stavvers
Even if vaccines did cause autism, I would still vax my child. Like, yeah, we can talk about how it's infactual [sic] that vaccines cause autism, but let's also talk about how deep the hatred for autistic people goes that people would rather have a dead or sick child than an autistic one.  ~ @archivistwasp  I love everything about this tweet, including the implicit suggestion English speakers adopt "infactual" as a word.

Disability: Intellectual Disabilities

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an old man sitting in a chair with a face mask on and another person standing next to him
Calling out Yoga on the Pier for the ableist post today. I refused to "share" it but grabbed a screencap instead. ~ Dustin Kidd
ADHD Explained
two tweets showing the same person doing something on their twitter account, and one has an apron over her shoulder
Should people with learning disabilities be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage? Debate on @bbc5live ~ @Emmabarnett Alternate phrasing of this question: should employers be allowed to exploit some of society's most vulnerable people? ~ @stavvers
a man in a wheel chair is surrounded by police
Los Angeles police fire a “less than lethal” round directly at the head of Charf Lloyd, June 2020
Los Angeles police fire a “less than lethal” round directly at the head of Charf Lloyd, a disabled homeless man, who but could not get out of the way of police because there was no wheelchair access available to get onto the sidewalk, June 2020. Photo credit: FWDSET (https://www.facebook.com/FWDSET/posts/2831883253587789)
the movie poster for the film's first and final films is shown in blue
The Diversity Gap in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films
Based on the top 100 domestic grossing sci-fi & fantasy movies (as of 2014). Source: Lee & Low Books
the word ablesm in black and white framed on a white wall with a wooden frame
Ableism
Ableism is a form of discrimination or social prejudice against people with disabilities. It may also be referred to as disability discrimination, physicalism, handicapism, and disability oppression. It is also sometimes known as disablism, although there is some dispute as to whether ableism and disablism are synonymous, and some people within disability rights circles find the latter term's use inaccurate. Discrimination faced by those who have or are perceived to have a mental disorder is som
two tweets with the same caption for coffeehouse and an ad on them
The Sociological Cinema
US Americans will be like "this building doesn't need to [be] ADA accessible because it was grandfathered in, in order to preserve the history and integrity of the eighty-year-old landmark architecture." And meanwhile Rome is like "so yeah, we made the Colosseum wheelchair accessible" The "historic architecture" that USians believe must be preserved and kept rampless and inaccessible and ADA-noncompliant: finished construction 80 years ago. The Colosseum in Rome that has ramps...
I wonder when people are going to finally understand how exclusionary the disability archetype is. Not everyone is a full-time wheelchair user.  ~ @wonder_cripple Wheelchair Users, Wheelchair, Full Time, Wonder
I wonder when people are going to finally understand how exclusionary the disability archetype is. Not everyone is a full-time wheelchair user. ~ @wonder_cripple
two people walking up and down stairs in front of an open area with steps on each side
I really admire the design for these stairs and how they incorporate a wheelchair access ramp. In a world where barrier free design is essential to living a full and happy life, its amazing to see landscape architect Cornelia Oberlander has taken literal steps to design stairs AROUND a ramp, instead of the other way around. ~ @define-space
"Locking your wheelchair lift and requiring disabled people to find an employee to unlock AND OPERATE it is a direct violation of the ADA.  'The [ADA] Standards require ‘unassisted’ entry and exit from lifts (§410.1). Situations in which platform lifts are locked and require users to request or retrieve a key for operation will not satisfy this requirement for independent operation.'  ~ @cripplepunkdesigns Yoga Fitness, Build Muscle, Motivation, Crossfit Girls, Disabled People, Muscle, Fat
Cripple Punk Designs
"Locking your wheelchair lift and requiring disabled people to find an employee to unlock AND OPERATE it is a direct violation of the ADA. 'The [ADA] Standards require ‘unassisted’ entry and exit from lifts (§410.1). Situations in which platform lifts are locked and require users to request or retrieve a key for operation will not satisfy this requirement for independent operation.' ~ @cripplepunkdesigns
Even if vaccines did cause autism, I would still vax my child. Like, yeah, we can talk about how it's infactual [sic] that vaccines cause autism, but let's also talk about how deep the hatred for autistic people goes that people would rather have a dead or sick child than an autistic one.  ~ @archivistwasp  I love everything about this tweet, including the implicit suggestion English speakers adopt "infactual" as a word. Adhd And Autism, Autistic People, Sick Kids, Sexism, Mental, Faith In Humanity, Hatred
Even if vaccines did cause autism, I would still vax my child. Like, yeah, we can talk about how it's infactual [sic] that vaccines cause autism, but let's also talk about how deep the hatred for autistic people goes that people would rather have a dead or sick child than an autistic one. ~ @archivistwasp I love everything about this tweet, including the implicit suggestion English speakers adopt "infactual" as a word.
an image of people riding bikes on the same bike as one person in another cycle
Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently. Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / EmbraceRace
an advertisement for the universal declaration of wymc rights, with a man in a wheel chair
1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of their country directly or through freely chosen representatives. 2. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in their country... ~ Article 21, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Artist: Meredith Stern
the tweet is being used to describe what they are doing on their nails
Only in Hollywood is my interpreter counted as a "guest" for a pre-Oscar party saying I can't bring anyone else. Wise up. It's called access. ~ Marlee Matlin Official [follow this link to find a short video and analysis of how discourses on disability are being disrupted but don't go nearly far enough: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2014/01/building-manichean-bodies-the-problem-with-those-disabled-mannequins.html]
three tweets on twitter showing the same person's face and their name
"You get to park in handicap?! You're so lucky!" Get to? Lucky for...?! Uh...just stop #heardwhilstdisabled @chronicchill