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at Twitter with the hashtag #FilmDIS
https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23FilmDis
The recent convos re: demanding Netflix add audio description to DAREDEVIL were in that hashtag

I discovered at this Daily Dot article
http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/filmdis-disability-film-twitter/
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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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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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Unobfuscated: What is accessibility?

Above all else, as accessibility professionals, we should take our actions thoughtfully, recognizing that the actions we take directly impact what people can and cannot achieve on the Web every day.

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Thu, Feb. 12th, 2015 01:24 pm
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verity at Tumblr: Writing Trauma and Survival: A Marvel Primer

After several months of reading and writing in Marvel fandom, I decided that I wanted to write a primer on trauma from the perspective of being a trauma survivor and coming from a disability studies background. You might be interested in the stuff in here if you’re writing about Bucky post-CATWS, Sam’s counseling practice, or the experiences of any number of Marvel characters. I’m drawing on a variety of articles, zines, and books, all of which are available to read online or download.

1 link 8 Feb 2015

Sun, Feb. 8th, 2015 10:07 am
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From July 2014, on the need for web accessibility:

An Alphabet of Accessibility
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Sam Dylan Finch: If it's not accessible, who it is for?

We’re told it has something to do with budget, but I can’t help but hear it as, “Your voice does not matter enough for us to accommodate you.”
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Check out this cool comic book art by disabled creator Larime Taylor. He draws with his mouth.

Larime Taylor's website
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I thought this Whirling Nerdish blog post about the portrayal of disability in Kameron Hurley's latest fantasy novel might be interesting to some people here:

Asthma and THE MIRROR EMPIRE

As I write this, my hands are shaking. Not because I'm distressed. Not because I'm tired or hungry or my blood sugar is low. They're shaking because I took my inhaler. I woke up this morning, and for some reason, I couldn't take in a full breath.

...

Kameron Hurley's The Mirror Empire features a main character that has asthma. I'm only about 100 pages into the book, but so far, this girl is my favorite character. Because she's got a strong spirit, she's brave as fuck, and she gets shit done. But when things get real, when she has to physically exert herself--climbing stairs, fleeing bad guys, etc., she gets wheezy; she gets short of breath.
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Paper Knife: Accessing the Future Guest Post: How Not to do Disability SF

I invited Kathryn and Djibril over to Paper Knife, to talk about a few of the stories that they feel get portrayals of disability spectacularly wrong.

content note: discussion of eugenics; apologism in comments.

Disability in SF

Fri, Aug. 22nd, 2014 02:12 pm
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Kathryn Allan at Pornokitsch: Friday 5: Five Positive Representations of disability in SF

I want to highlight five stories that present atypical and non-normative experiences of embodiment in creative, engaging, and thought-provoking ways. Technology is not always wanted or accessible as a “cure all.” People with disabilities can be three-dimensional characters! Each of the five stories on my list of “good disability in SF examples” examines the complex diversity of human bodies and minds.

Hawkeye #19

Fri, Aug. 1st, 2014 05:25 pm
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AV Club: Hawkeye 19 uses Deafness to help a Broken Clint Barton to find his Voice

Has a bit of ableist language; otherwise a good article.

The easiest way for readers to see more diversity is to support titles that feature diverse casts and creative teams. Larime Taylor is a disabled comics creator born with arthrogryposis, and he writes, draws, tones, and letters his work with his mouth. His Top Cow series, A Voice In The Dark, is a chilling psychological thriller featuring a primarily female cast, and it returns in September with a new first issue in full color. Valiant’s Harbinger stars a disabled cast member in John “Torque” Torkelson, a teenage boy that is paralyzed from the waist down, but can project solid psychic holograms that turn him into a powerful superhero. Gail Simone introduced a new disabled superheroine to the DC universe with Vengeance Moth in The Movement, but low sales prompted that book’s cancellation after a year.

Bleeding Cool: How Hawkeye #19 Portrays the World of a Deaf SuperHero to a Hearing Audience, for Next Year's Eisner Awards

Has some images of the comic; does not appear to have image descriptions. If anyone has the wherewithal to put descriptions in the comments there or here, that would be cool. There are also several typos in the article, FYI.

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