Vancouver Very Impressed by How People Plan to Adapt to the Straw Ban by Serving Milkshakes in Plastic Bowls with Plastic Spoons

*Satire* Vancouver is planning to ban disposable plastic straws despite it being an important accessibility tool for many disabled people VANCOUVER--As Vancouver moves forward with a proposed ban on disposable plastic straws in a bid to reduce plastic waste, the city council is pleased with how the city's businesses are preparing to deal with the … Continue reading Vancouver Very Impressed by How People Plan to Adapt to the Straw Ban by Serving Milkshakes in Plastic Bowls with Plastic Spoons

Give Disabled People Money: A Painfully Uncomprehensive List of Disabled Activists and Creators who You can Support Right Now

In a world where the politics and practices of large scale disability charities are either questionable or outright problematic, it is important to look at ways to help disabled people without falling into the paternalistic saviour narratives. There are of course organizations run by disabled people for disabled people such as. Rooted in Rights Rooted … Continue reading Give Disabled People Money: A Painfully Uncomprehensive List of Disabled Activists and Creators who You can Support Right Now

I Have a Patreon Now: Please Help Me Make crippledscholar More Accessible

I have set up a patreon page.  I really want to add accessibility options to this blog but unfortunately, I have to be at a higher account level than I currently am and I can't afford the upgrade on my own. I need a guaranteed income so that I can not only afford the upgrade and … Continue reading I Have a Patreon Now: Please Help Me Make crippledscholar More Accessible

My Son’s Swim Coach’s Second Cousin’s Wife has a Student With Cerebral Palsy: The Disability Anecdote

The disability anecdote is something that I'm sure most if not all disabled people have faced. At its most basic it can simply be someone, having discovered they are in the presence of a disabled person who feels compelled to create some bizarre sense of false common ground. The scenario generally involves a nondisabled person finding … Continue reading My Son’s Swim Coach’s Second Cousin’s Wife has a Student With Cerebral Palsy: The Disability Anecdote

No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare

A couple of days ago a meme starting going around Facebook about Mitch McConnell's history of surviving polio The thing is, beyond the fact that McConnell did in fact have Polio as a child, the rest of the text is false. His care was not government funded. He received care at the frankly prestigious Warm … Continue reading No, Mitch McConnell’s Polio Treatment Wasn’t Government funded and it Likely Influenced his views on Healthcare

Guest Post: The Unwritten Dress Code For Service Dogs at Graduation

    Graduation season is again upon us, which means students across the US and Canada are donning their graduation regalia and marching across the stage. It is also the time of year local news agencies around the country start reporting on the adorable service dogs that are also prancing along the stage with their … Continue reading Guest Post: The Unwritten Dress Code For Service Dogs at Graduation