Problems with the Disability Tax Credit Run Deeper than it Being Non-Refundable

On Friday CTV News ran a story titled  Six in 10 Adults with Disabilities can't Benefit from Disability Tax Credit. The main focus of the piece is on the fact that the credit is non-refundable. This means that in order to benefit from it the recipient actually has to make enough money to pay taxes. … Continue reading Problems with the Disability Tax Credit Run Deeper than it Being Non-Refundable

No, Your Violence and Lack of Accommodation is Not Our Fault

So, a disabled woman set off the metal detector at an airport. This triggered additional screening. Her mother attempted to inform the TSA agents of her daughter's needs. They ignored her. The woman became confused and tried to get away from the TSA agents. They tackled her to the ground and left her bloody. She … Continue reading No, Your Violence and Lack of Accommodation is Not Our Fault

Why Are You Complaining? Some People Actually Feel That Way: A Critique of Me Before You

Warning: This post includes comprehensive spoilers for the book Me Before You, a book that deals with disability and assisted suicide. It also deals with sexual assault.   It has taken me months to get all the way through Jojo Moyes' 2012 novel Me Before You. This protrated reading can be explained by two things. … Continue reading Why Are You Complaining? Some People Actually Feel That Way: A Critique of Me Before You

I Bought a Pair of Nike’s Shoes for Disabled People, They’re Not Really that Accessible: A Review

When Nike released their heavily marketed shoes for disabled people in July of 2015, I was excited. All of the media (and there was a lot of media) proclaimed these shoes as being for disabled people. The thing was they really weren't. At the time of their original release they were only available in men's … Continue reading I Bought a Pair of Nike’s Shoes for Disabled People, They’re Not Really that Accessible: A Review

Bad Crip: A Probably Not Comprehensive Definition

Bad Crip: noun [bǽd krɪ́p] A disabled person who has ever been or is any one or a combination of the following according to a nondisabled person/people; is not disabled enough (someone who wants accommodations even though there are totally more disabled people who "deserve" to be accommodated more)is too disabled (someone who asks for … Continue reading Bad Crip: A Probably Not Comprehensive Definition