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[personal profile] soc_puppet2016-10-07 11:32 pm

ADHD and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

[Content Note for suicide mention at the link]

I'm sharing this absolutely everywhere I think is appropriate, because it is game changing for me.

How ADHD Ignites Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: "Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD) is an extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain triggered by the perception – not necessarily the reality – that a person has been rejected, teased, or criticized by important people in their life. RSD may also be triggered by a sense of failure, or falling short – failing to meet either their own high standards or others’ expectations. [...] RSD can make people with ADHD anticipate rejection — even when it anything but certain. This can make them vigilant about avoiding it, which can be misdiagnosed as social phobia. Social phobia is an intense anticipatory fear that you will embarrass or humiliate yourself in public, or that you will be scrutinized harshly by the outside world."

[Image description for the link: Cartoon man paddling through the ocean using an umbrella as a boat]

Hahaha (sob), I even have to deal with RSD when posting this. "But what if it's not fandom applicable enough?" Hush, brain, it's definitely fandom applicable!

Ahem. For anyone who's ever been absolutely terrified to post something fannish because "what if no one likes it," this might just be the answer you're looking for.

Disability in Star Trek

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/07/26/star_trek_beyond_is_more_diverse_but_forgot_about_disability.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_bot

"Star Trek Was Among the Best Franchises at Representing People With Disabilities—Until Star Trek Beyond"

By Marissa Martinelli

"But for better or worse, Star Trek has always made an effort to address disability’s place in a utopian future, and more radically, to suggest that it does have a place there. In an era where cancer can be cured with a hypo spray, characters with disabilities are not magically “fixed”; in fact, practicing genetic engineering is strictly forbidden after the Eugenics Wars. Instead, people with disabilities are accepted, their lives improved by advanced technology, increased accessibility, and progressive social attitudes."

1 link 9 June 2016

The Guardian: Disabled People don't need "Me Before You": We've Got Avengers.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jun/08/disabled-people-avengers-superheroes-me-before-you-film

CN: This article discusses the film "Me Before You" which has a euthanasia plot line.
[personal profile] jazzyjj2016-05-12 12:08 pm
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New Room in the iTunes Store

Hi everybody. I'm pasting a link to a post about Apple. I just read about this this morning but I am so excited about it. I haven't yet watched any movies in iTunes, and in fact I'm waiting to download any until I see somebody at the Genius Bar about the decreased free disk space on my hard drive. But I have previewed some of these movies.

-http://www.applevis.com/blog/apple-news/apple-highlights-audio-described-movies-new-itunes-room
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Linkspam: CfP Disability and/in/through fan fiction

Call For Proposals: Disability and/in/through fanfiction

I don't think I got round to mentioning this when it first came up. It's theoretically closed now, but they just said on the Fans for Accessible Conventions FB group that if anyone is working on something, get in touch and they'll see what they can do.
jesse_the_k: Woman holds camera overhead, captioned "capturing the stars" (photographer at work)

Concrit needed re photo description

Monroe Street Entrance

Here's what I have so far...

Photo: Photo shows entry of retail brick building sited at intersection. The corner store sits back from the sidewalk in a five by twelve foot rectangle (knocked out of the very corner). In this alcove, there's a recessed entry door swinging out, handle on right side, next to building. On the right of the door assembly is a two-foot wide vertical window (side light). A three-shelf display (topping out just at handle height) runs diagonally from the edge of the door frame to the outside wall, completely blocking access to anything aligned with the the handle side of the door. A narrow wooden bench extends from the wall's juncture with the shelf to the forward edge of the building. The display and bench combine to require a person to stay precisely behind the door to open it.

Nicola Griffith

Science Fiction Author Nicola Griffith writes about Coming Out As A Cripple, and the need for greater accessibility in the world:

https://nicolagriffith.com/2016/04/25/coming-out-as-a-cripple/

Warning for presence of a known troll (WS aka Beetlejuice) in the comments.
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Deadpool: 1 link

Dave Hingsburger: It's a Choice! Oh Shit!

On Deadpool as a disabled character experiencing stigma, and audience reactions to him.
jesse_the_k: harbor seal's head with caption "seal of approval" (Approval)

Great essay for educating about disability representation

Save this link to Annalee Flower's outstanding "Geeks Guide to Disability." I think it's a great resource for folks who are wondering why there are issues beyond just getting into the con.

http://thebias.com/2016/02/16/the-geeks-guide-to-disability/
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I’m hoping that if I walk through some of the more common misconceptions, I can move the needle a little–or at least save myself some time in the future, because I’ll be able to give people a link instead of explaining all this again.

[&hellips; snip &hellips;]

The science fiction community tends to take this diluted version of the medical model to extremes. Because we’re used to speculating about abilities that humans could have if certain fictitious conditions were met, some of us consider all human bodies fundamentally broken. It’s easy for us to fall into the trap of thinking that, for example, since being able to fly unaided would be really cool and convenient, we must all be disabled because we can’t fly.

Here’s the thing, though. Because we can’t fly, we have built a world that is accessible to people who cannot fly. We build roads and sidewalks to facilitate ground travel and elevators to provide access to tall buildings.

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2 links 28 Jan 2016

[personal profile] silmarian: Lines at Events

Regardless, line management isn't a security issue, it's a customer service issue.

Dr. Kathryn Allan: Categories of Disability in Science Fiction

This is an academic article.
[personal profile] jazzyjj2016-01-21 10:30 am

All You Sports Fans Take Note

Hi everybody. I just received the following link earlier this morning in Dean Martineau's "Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday" newsletter. I'm wondering if anyone has seen this before and if so, have you participated? I've never been much of a sports fan myself with a few exceptions, but I think I'm going to try and participate in this this year. I had a wooden frame symbolizing a football field, with a metal spinner labeled in Braille several years back but I think that actually belonged to someone else. But I'm truly excited about this accessible bracket and can't wait for March Madness. For some reason the URL shorteners I'm using won't cooperate today, so I'm editing this entry to include the original link.







http://blog.kellyford.org/appreciate-terrill-thompsons-work-on-accessible-ncaa-brackets/#respond





The survey itself is closed, but you can still view the results.
jesse_the_k: sign reads "torture chamber unsuitable for wheelchair users" (even more access fail)

"How To Suppress Disabled Fans"

SF author and poet Rose Lemberg made a wonderful post late last year:
http://roselemberg.net/?p=1395

Borrowing the striking cover of the awesome Joanna Russ non-fiction book, "How to Suppress Women's Writing," Lemberg precisely enumerates the frustrations of getting access accommodations.

A brief snippet:
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She asked for access, but look how she asked. (Too quietly, too loudly, too soon, too late, she was rude, too wishy-washy, too oblique, too pushy, she asked the wrong people, she did not write an essay about it, she wrote essays in all the wrong places, we did not see the links, she sent emails to the wrong people, we lost the emails, conrunners work very hard).
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The text of How To Suppress Women's Writing cover )
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Call for proposals

Call for Proposals
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies
Disability and/in/through fan fiction

http://cjds.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cjds/announcement/view/10

Submissions are due 15 April 2016 and can be emailed to Cath Duchastel de M. at: electrocrip@gmail.com and Bridget Liang at b.jianjian@gmail.com.