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Disability Fest is a tumblr for fannishness about canonically disabled characters, they have a fest coming up in July and some nice posts in their archive.
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I wrote about social interaction badges at WisCon, over at my Wordpress blog:

Interaction Badges at WisCon: Part 1

Part Two
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Laura Vaughn: http://nospockdasgay.tumblr.com/post/119381643753/my-reaction-to-mad-max-fury-road-and-the-utter

This Tumblr has a moving gif on the front page. Includes image descriptions.

Watching Fury Road, I felt like I was watching my own struggle brought to life (albeit in a very fantastical setting), and I don’t think I ever realized how truly profound that could be for me.
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Hey everybody. I believe this is my first post to this comm. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, I thought these links would be of interest. Courtesy of the American Foundation for the Blind:
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a post on disability and the right to personhood, and how I want to see more of it in fanfiction is up at my journal. Main fandom mentioned is Marvel Cinematic Universe, along with a couple jabs at Star Trek AOS because it will never really get worse for me than the infantilisation of Jim Kirk. :)

1 Daredevil link

Sun, May. 3rd, 2015 09:56 am
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Elsa S. Henry at Her Story Arc: Daredevil and Disability Politics

By throwing away the cane, Murdock (and the writers of the show) make a statement. They make the statement that the cane doesn’t matter, that Murdock’s superpowers make everything better. That there is no consequence, no hardship, that is earned through his sight issues.
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Joe Strechay:
Working with Charlie Cox in preparation for his role as Daredevil

There is a transcript of the interview at the bottom of the page.

Robert Kingett:

I will be on NPR

The interview will take place on Friday at 3:00 PM. We’re going to talk about the accessible Netflix Project and other topics as well, including the early days!
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at Twitter with the hashtag #FilmDIS
The recent convos re: demanding Netflix add audio description to DAREDEVIL were in that hashtag

I discovered at this Daily Dot article
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Daredevil and Disability created by Alice Wong.

This show does not have audio descriptions for blind and low vision fans. The Storify contains spoilers for the first episode.
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From June 27 2014

Coral Sheldon-Hess: Conference Inclusiveness

A report about inclusivity at AdaCamp and Open Source Bridge conferences.
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NPR: People with Disabilities, on screen and sans cliches

Zablocki co-founded a film festival to showcase films made by and about people with disabilities. The festival, called ReelAbilities, is now in its seventh year and takes place in 15 U.S. cities. It opened in New York this week.
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I'm at Escapade, which is being held in the LAX Four Points Sheraton, which has a fascinating arrangement for ADA-compliant rooms: they only have them in single-king rooms, not rooms with 2 queen beds. I'm rooming with one person who's currently stuck in a room with two beds; I drove down with another who opted for the single king bed version--and was told she'd have to pay extra for a rollout bed.

Both of these people reserved rooms with two queens, and checked the box on the website requesting a room with disability access. Both of them have mobility problems that mean it's very unsafe to bathe without bars in the tub to hold on to... and this hotel, unlike many of them, has no safety bars in the standard bathrooms.

After asking around, it seems this has become a common hotel policy: they apparently don't want to "waste" the more valuable double-queen rooms by making them accessible and pulling them out of the general-use pool of rooms. People with disabilities are not offered the option of rooms with two beds--AND they're no told this when they reserve the room. They are informed when they reach the front desk that they have a choice between sleep and bathing; they don't get to have comfortable and safe arrangements for both.

Anyone know a good ADA lawyer?
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Real Social Skills for Autonomous People (a Tumblr)
Electricity is an Accessibility Issue

from Jan 13 2015

tl;dr Electricity is an accessibility issue. Having an event (and especially a conference) in a venue without reliable electricity excludes people with disabilities whose adaptive equipment requires electrical power.

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