Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

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Even in Grief, I Still Have Pride
Robyn Powell, New York Times - March 21, 2019

A lot of people still find it hard to understand how the difficulties, hardships, and stigma of disability are mixed with pride and solidarity in actual disabled people. This article goes a long way towards explaining.

Why We Turned Down Dr. Phil
Squirmy & Grubbs - March 14, 2019

It’s very tempting to accept whenever public visibility is offered to disabled people. But it matters every single time how we are portrayed, and the messages our presence are meant to convey. Some “opportunities” aren’t worth it.

First Data On Wheelchair Damage By Airlines Released By DOT
John Morris, Wheelchair Travel - March 14, 2019

The numbers may or may not look staggering on paper, but each “mishandled” wheelchair represents massive inconvenience, physical risk, and huge expense. Hopefully, having records of airline performance will help them improve.