Tag Archives: wheelchairs

If babies were all considered disabled

This morning I woke up thinking, “What if babies were treated as the disabled are treated?” What if infancy was medicalized the way that old age is medicalized? Pregnancy would be an embarrassing, extended disaster. It would mean a person … Continue reading

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Top Ten Useful Mobility Gadgets

Here’s my top picks for useful hacks for cripples. Think about getting some of these for older people who might need help but don’t want to be seen as disabled. Seriously, once they try a bathtub rail they’ll never go … Continue reading

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Talking with the city about ramps

After I sent a bit of an email blast to everyone in the city government I could think of who might be able to help, I got a super nice response. A city technician, Charlie, called me and left voicemail; … Continue reading

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Hacking City Hall

My experiences with activism, and also my peripheral awareness of politically savvy friends, taught me some things that aren’t automatic knowledge. In this case, I would like a 4-way stop sign at an intersection near my house. I would also … Continue reading

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In which I am cranky and grateful about access in Chicago!

(I wrote part of this before BlogHer but forgot to post it!) Anyone other people with disabilities going to BlogHer, by the way? I have not tried to mobilize to find out, but I’m wondering. I am going to be … Continue reading

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Pissed off cyborg in your face

New! Originally uploaded by cdent If this round of wheelchair use keeps for for much longer, then finally everyone in the known universe will have gone through their awkward reactions and I can stop having the most annoying boring conversation … Continue reading

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