Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

What Different-Looking People Would Like You to Know Before You Stare
David Pogue, The New York Times - August 13, 2019

There’s nothing too surprising here, but it’s good to see it all so well documented and explained.

A girl in a wheelchair spots a model in a wheelchair: The story behind the viral photo
Ellen Seidman, Love That Max - August 19, 2019

Viral photos and videos featuring people with disabilities often have questionable histories and debatable effects. This one really seems to be as amazing as it seems.

Guest Bloggers for the NCCI Website

For a little over a year we have been posting up to two articles per month, written by people with disabilities, on our website. Here is a link where you can read all of the guest pieces so far.

If you know someone with a disability locally who might be interested in writing for our website, please send them this link: https://www.ncci-online.com/ncciblog/2019/7/22/share-your-stories

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to disability-related items shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

This week we explored disabled people making videos on YouTube:

Please also note that we continue to update and share publicity for the Winz N’ Pinz bowling fundraiser. If you are on Facebook, please share the Facebook announcement too, and encourage others to d the same. Every time someone shares the announcement on Facebook we will reserve a 50/50 ticket for them. It’s just a little incentive to get the word out!

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

2020 Presidential Questionnaire on Disability Policies
American Association of People with Disabilities & National Council on Independent Living - August 3, 2019

NCIL and AAPD collaborated on this detailed and comprehensive disability issue questionnaire that has been sent to all the candidates currently running for President. They will post candidate replies as the come in. The questionnaire is a good read for an overview of what the disability rights community is thinking about a wide range of issues,

Beyond Inspiration: A New Narrative
Emily Ladau, New Mobility - August 1, 2019

Emily has written an honest and empathetic essay exploring why the concept of being “inspirational” is so contested and problematic for people with disabilities.

How Unconscious Bias Led a Movie Theater to Kick out 100+ Disabled Children
Susanne Lucas, Inc. - July 30, 2019

Considering this article appears in a business-oriented magazine, it is a remarkably insightful look at how ableism plays out in a real-life customer service situation.

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
NCCI Website: News - July 26, 2019

Candidate Tweets on the ADA Anniversary
#CripTheVote Blog - July 28, 2019

Two articles on the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Governor Cuomo and the ADA: Actions speak louder than words
Bryan O’Malley, Medium - July 26, 2019

A very good summary of what’s happening with Consumer Directed Personal Assistance in New York State.

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

Lending a helping paw
Kayla Breen, Press-Republican - July 13, 2019

Nice profile of a local service dog trainer.

Choosing Segregated Education - “Parental Choice” or “Parental Concession?”
Catia Malaquias, Starting With Julius - January 19, 2016

This article from Australia is still relevant to how students with disabilities are educated in the U.S. It’s interesting to dig into the reasons why segregated education still happens, and why some parents even choose it.

Disabled veterans find racist note on car: ‘Just because you are black and have a nice car does not make you handicapped’
Paulina Cachero, Yahoo! Lifestyle - July 11, 2019

Wow … racism and ableism in one note!

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, you can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

The Forgotten: Disabled And Detained At The Border
Sarah Kim, Forbes - June 28, 2019

Detaining asylum seekers at the Southern border is both a contentious political issue and a moral crisis. As so many issues do, it affects people with disabilities disproportionately.

The Olmstead Decision & Me
Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project - June 28, 2019

This very personal account dramatizes disabled people’s struggle to achieve and maintain basic independence.

Creating Accessibility in Cafés
Vilissa Thompson, Fresh Cup Magazine - July 2, 2019

Tips for making cafes more accessible. More retail trade publications like this should be commissioning stories about the importance of accessibility.

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. Don’t forget, ou can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

It’s Perfectly OK To Call A Disabled Person ‘Disabled,’ And Here’s Why
Brittany Wong, Huffington Post - June 14, 2019

A really clear and up to date explanation of how and why disability terminology is still evolving.

Charlestown mother investigated for voter fraud after helping disabled son vote
Tim Camerato, Valley News - June 11, 2019

All it takes is a bit of suspicion and a nosey poll worker to threaten voting rights for people with disabilities.

Disabled LGBT+ young people face a battle just to be taken seriously
Alex Toft, The Conversation - August 8, 2918

This article is more than a year old but it’s worth reading, especially during Pride Month.

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

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:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

People With Disabilities Face Challenges Campaigning
Abagail Abrams, Time - June 12, 2019

This is an especially well-written story about the struggles and barriers encountered by people with disabilities running for office, and a new effort to help.

I’m Not Sorry If My Disability Makes You Uncomfortable
Anna Zivarts, Rooted In Rights - June 9, 2019

It’s one of the most insidious and exhausting ways we as disabled people tend to sabotage ourselves … by one way or another apologizing for our disabilities.

What Ali Stroker’s Historic Tony Win Means for Wheelchair Users Like Me
Judy Heumann, Hollywood Reporter - June 10, 2019

One of the early founders of the modern disability rights movement talks about why disability representation in media is so important.

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

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:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

Designing for accessibility: From Frida Kahlo’s corsets to Franklin Roosevelt’s leg braces
Eleanor Cummins, Popular Science - March 1, 2019

Popular Science Magazine takes a look at prosthetics and adaptive devices used by some of the most famous people with disabilities in history.

I’m a Disabled Teenager, and Social Media Is My Lifeline
Asaka Park, New York Times - June 5, 2019

With all the concern and disdain of social media going around … much of it justified … it’s also important to recognize how important and valuable it is for some of us, particularly people with disabilities.

Club for Adults With Disabilities Fosters Love, Inclusion
Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun - June 2, 2019

This club for people with disabilities has so many pros and cons that we could discuss it for a week. Is it a joyous thing to be simply appreciated? Or is it yet another segregated program that ignores the question of how “regular” clubs can be made accessible? And based on the tone and content of the article, there’s a thread of paternalism that seems to run through the whole project. It’s very interesting!

Weekly Disability Reading List

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

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:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is posted every day.

I’m obese. I want a healthy lifestyle. But it’s often inaccessible to disabled people like me.
Pasquale Toscano, Vox.com - May 27, 2019

Health and weight loss are extremely complicated for people with disabilities, because of inaccessibility, and the extra layers of shaming that obesity can attract.

“We Want Our Freedom,” Declare Disability Advocates to Dems
Ruth McCambridge, Non Profit Quarterly - May 22, 2019

ADAPT is making progress to pass the Disability Integration Act, aimed at making home care available to anyone who needs it and chooses it.

War is hell. Try doing it in a wheelchair.
James Reini, Public Radio International - May 28, 2019

An in-depth look at coping with a disability in the middle of a war zone.