This board explores the social construction of disability and the inequalities people with disabilities routinely confront.
Disability: Intellectual Disabilities
Calling out Yoga on the Pier for the ableist post today. I refused to "share" it but grabbed a screencap instead. ~ Dustin Kidd
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
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)
Based on the top 100 domestic grossing sci-fi & fantasy movies (as of 2014). Source: Lee & Low Books
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
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
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
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.
Because treating people fairly often means treating them differently. Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation / EmbraceRace
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
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]
"You get to park in handicap?! You're so lucky!" Get to? Lucky for...?! Uh...just stop #heardwhilstdisabled @chronicchill
I have dyslexia, dyspaxia and an anxiety disorder "You don't look disabled" a classic #heardwhilstdisabled @Susuana_Xx
“Cheryl Green asked how many Disabled people does it take to change a lightbulb? I said: One to change it and 5 abled bodied people to tell them they are an inspiration.” ~ Nina G. Comedian [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]
#heardwhilstdisabled "Can't you shop when it's not busy? It's not like you have a job or anything" "I probably work more hours than you do" @BodenLab
[Image: A tweet by Alyssa, @alyssaherrera33 reads: “My sister has been in this world for 18 years and today is the first time she has been offered a menu at a restaurant.” The tweet has a picture of a girl's hands reading a braille menu in front of her.]
Should people with learning disabilities be allowed to work for less than the minimum wage? ~ @Emmabarnett Alternate phrasing of this question: should employers be allowed to exploit some of society's most vulnerable people? ~ @stavvers
"I'm Tom and I live with anxiety and depression." See more images from the People Of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project (http://diorvargas.com/poc-mental-illness/)
"My name is Dior Vargas and I have major depressive disorder." See more images from the People Of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project (http://diorvargas.com/poc-mental-illness/)
"My name is Melissa Garcia Velez and I have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)." See more images from the People Of Color & Mental Illness Photo Project (http://diorvargas.com/poc-mental-illness/)