With a combination of farmland and coastal community, Pembrokeshire #Wales is all about beauty! Take our accessible friendly destination guide and start your path to mindfulness now! Link in the bio or here http://bit.ly/2tbfgj8
Ouray, an oc of mine
[Photo Description: Drawing of a person with a Native American skin tone, who is wearing an light orange trench coat, then ends in the front even before their ribs. They have two shirts on underneath, the first being a light purple and triangular, with light orange, floral patterns covering it, and the second being a dark purple with many ruffles. They are also wearing black leggings and light grey converse, which have geometric designs along the sole. They have dark, short brown hair, and heterochromatic eyes, one being a light green, and the other brown. They have one hand in their hip and is smiling at the floor beside them flirtatiously.]
I’m so tired, I woke up at 6am😭😴
#accessibility [Photo Description: Molly holding her hair up and looking to the sky with sunglasses on and a matching pastel yellower short and cropped sweater set]
More research..."Nothing About Us Without Us" by James I. Charlton. He explores a global view of disability and human rights through thoughtful interviews across 10 countries. "There is a great deal to say about disability oppression, not only because it is complex and multifaceted but also because we have so little experience conceptualizing its phenomenology and logic."
[Image description: A blood red book cover with a black and white image of a crowd of people protesting for disability rights. The title reads “Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability oppression and empowerment. ]
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing volunteers that support @achillesnewzealand as guides to the various disable athletes to participate in events such as the @queenstownmarathon .
Randal Barr has been a guide with Achilles for about a year now and is a part of the Hamilton chapter. This year Randal has supported visually impaired athletes Steven Donnelly for the Rotorua marathon, and Shannon Cleave for the Hamilton half marathon.
Picking up running three years ago to improve his health, Randal joined Achilles as a guide after reading about Achilles athlete Shannon Cleave in the local paper. “I thought, if I’m going to be doing all this training I might as well run with someone I can help at the same time.” Link in the bio to find out more about Randal and being a guide with Achilles.
Lila didn’t realize she would have to share her new bathroom with her cat! And I know I’ve said it before, but I didn’t realize how life-changing an accessible bathroom would be. I no longer dread bath/shower nights. Seeing her independence blossom and actually WANT to do things for herself is the best feeling. #accessibility#accessiblebathroom#cerebralpalsy#loveforlila#indepenence
Last year have the opportunity to be selected as the overall winner for my project Olli autonomous for all of us thanks to @launchforth.io and @johnbrogers such a great honor to include people with different needs on the future of transportation
We’re proud to allocate $100,000 to 8️⃣ organizations in #NorthernBC to bring impactful change for persons with disabilities at the community level! Props to the following grant recipients and their comment for more accessible sport & recreation programming ♿️
• Engage Sport North Society
• Prince George Lumberjacks Wheelchair Basketball Club
• Caledonia Nordic Ski Club
• Northern Adapted Sports Association
• Special Olympics BC Smithers
• Prince George Rugby Club
• Special Olympics Williams Lake
• Lakeside Multiplex
we can all be reminded that no one is ever *just* disabled. we’ll discuss several others things a person can be, in addition to being disabled at the launch event next week! get your tickets at the #linkinbio soon!
Image description: orange background with quote in black lettering that reads, “No one is ever just disabled.”
Failing at fake shopping is the best thing that's happened to me... Love chokers and love the whole lot of it! Also I got a friendship bracelet w/ my homie, it's great lemme tell ya
#accessibility [Photo Description:
Photo 1: Riff wearing a black Kill Bill shirt with a yellow design and jewelry/
Photo 2: Her new jewelry which includes a rosary, a homemade necklace and two chokers/
Photo 3: Her friendship bracelet which has a heart-shaped charm that says "girl gang"]
Today was such an uplifting day!
We spent the afternoon speaking to children with disabilities at PS 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn... After talking about our daily lives and career paths, we asked them what they'd like to be when they grew up. One girl enthusiastically yelled out "DNA Analyst!" and we were blown away!
We reassured her that it was entirely possible. Our situations may interfere at times but ultimately those things take 2nd place... Special thanks to our great friend, and soon-to-be Doctor of Physical Therapy, Stephanie Ngan for setting up this emotional and heartfelt sit-down with these amazing kids!
Repost from @ability_tools - June is National Safety Month! The Ability Tools Team has compiled top assistive technology (AT) that can support safety: http://abilitytools.org/blog/assistive-technology-that-can-support-safety/
Image description: photo of an alarm clock with LED display that reads "FIRE" and includes time and date. Text reads, "Safety & A.T. Assistive Technology for Safety Month." Ability Tools logo.
I got a bunch of makeup for my birthday omg :0)) Also I found out that I may be good at drawing and putting on pencil eyeliner but I'm shitty at lipstick and liquid eyeliner. Suits my glasses tho :D)
#accessibility [Photo Description:
Riff wearing her bright red glasses, red lipstick and red and white checkered flannel]
I always watch shows & videos with captions when I can. I was just watching a political interview and the caption said "the little mint" instead of "belittlement". When I see things like that, it is funny for about a second. Then the realization hits me that deaf people have to deal with that all the time. The tiny things that I find humorous are a significant setback for them. Then I get sad and remember that accessibility is one of the reasons why I am a developer and that fuels my desire to learn more about what I can do.
We have to tackle each little thing and make it as perfect as possible. Disabled people should be able to enjoy the same things and have access to all of the information the rest of us have. If we are ignoring that, we are hindering their lives. #accessibility#webdevelopment
This may sound ridiculous but one of my biggest struggles with being chronically ill is that my illnesses aren't visible.
My current Diagnosis' are:
Out of all my illnesses only one will ever "show" as a physical disability and that is the Rheumatic Polymyalgia due to the severe swelling and inflammation it causes to my knees during a flare up.
Everyday I fight the stares when I use my walking stick or have my knee braces on because "I don't look sick" even though without them I can barely walk.
Everyday I fight the judgement when I use my radar key to go use a disabled toilet because "I'm not in a wheelchair" even though without the access to disabled toilets I wouldn't be able get myself off the toilet without the aids provided or I wouldn't be able to cry in pain when I have a bowel movement without being judged from another cubicle.
Everyday I fight sniggers behind my back when I explain that I've got depression, anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder because I'm not in a psychiatric ward and I "seem pretty normal"
Everyday I feel like I have to justify my disability benefits, my blue badge or my bus pass because people don't see me on my worst days so they don't understand how much I need the help that these silly "perks" allow me to access.
Everyday I wish that all my illnesses where visible for just one day because I'm sick and tired of being discriminated against because I don't fit the "disabled mould". Things NEED to change, they MUST change.
P.S. I am in no way saying that people who are in wheelchairs or more obvious disabilities don't receive the above treatment too. This is just my person experience.
Arty, my dear floof.
Allow me to introduce you to Arty. She was adopted 11/18/2017. She’ll be 10 months old on my birthday, 6/21. She’s sweet, crazy, and such a great member of the family. I love my floof.
#accessibility [Image description: 1st pic: A fluffy grey tabby cat lays on her back with her long belly fur on display. 2nd pic: The same cat lays on her belly with her chin resting on her front paws. Her eyes are half closed, giving her a lazy appearance. 3rd pic: The same cat again, but younger. Her head is small and her ears look too big for her body. She looks up at the camera with wide eyes. A black, grey, and white crocheted blanket is wrapped around her.]
Signs like these are popping up and in Australia, companies like @woolworths_au and @ikea_australia are promising to remove straws from their shelves.
This is good news of course, but not for everyone.
Some disabled people need to use plastic straws. None of the other options available at the moment suit them.
So, like this place, straws should still be available on request because some people do need them and they should not be discriminated against for needing them.
There is also the worry that their removal from supermarkets will make them more expensive for people who need them to buy them.
As we move away from plastic straws, it is important to remember that some people do need access to these straws.
My mom proudly sent me this photo she took at a South African food/drink place, @kauaisa.