Category: Disability

10 Perks of Being Disabled

Let’s face it, being disabled is not all sunshine and rainbows. It’s not a non-stop party. But although there is a lot of shit that comes with a disability …

More Subtitled Films Please

I have a hearing loss. So whenever I watch films on DVD or at the cinema I need subtitles to understand what is being said. Last week I went …

DDA20: 20 years of disability rights

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world that surrounds him. The unreasonable man attempts to adapt the surrounding world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable …

Ban the word “retard”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “No, Thank You.” I hate the word retard. This word is often used to refer to people with learning disabilities such …

Inspirational? I think not.

Many times over the years I have been called “inspirational” by various people for various reasons. This seems to be a common thing with a lot of disabled people. …

The Three Types of Hand Shakers

Most disabled people will tell you that interacting with able-bodied people can be awkward sometimes. Most of the time this is because people don’t know how to interact with …