This story first ran on the excellent podcast Pod Delusion, where my friend Tannice Pendergast (@tannice_ on Twitter) read it aloud for me. I recommend that all of my readers go to iTunes and subscribe to this terrific program. I write about disability issues for Pod Delusion and am very happy to have a mainstream… Read more about Sex, Blinks and Video Tape
Last week, I posted an article here describing the poor accessibility my blind friend and I experienced at Women in Secularism 2. On Thursday, I received a formal, written apology (pasted at the end of this piece) from Dr. Ronald Lindsay, president of Center for Inquiry (CFI), for the accessibility problems. I accept his apology… Read more about Good Things About Women in Secularism 2
Over this past weekend, I attended the Center for Inquiry (CFI) sponsored, Women in Secularism (WiS) conference in Washington, DC. I have had a total vision impairment for about 15 years, I’ve attended a lot of conferences during that time and, I have never faced discrimination as badly as I did at this event. Approximately… Read more about The Invisible Blind Man
Earlier this week, I posted an article on this blog called “The Invisible Blind Man” that described the miserable accessibility experience my blind friend and I had at the Women in Secularism conference in Washington, DC. After posting the story, I generally received praise for the article but one blind friend of mine called me… Read more about Am I A Militant?
Recently, my friend Alastair Somerville, a really smart guy working in accessibility in the UK and I sat in a bar in Bath, England discussing the idea that vocabulary used to describe a concept could create a barrier for people less educated than myself. Alastair pointed out that the fight against homeopathy, a battle in… Read more about Vocabulary as an Accessibility Issue