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“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”

Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor of the French fashion magazine Elle.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a memoir of Bauby’s experience after he experienced a sudden and severe stroke and awoke weeks later only to find himself in…
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“What Have We Done”

Fred Pelka’s new book, What Have We Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement, presents and gives a voice to activists of the disability rights movement from the 1950s to the 1990s.  50 to 60 years ago conditions…
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Accessibility still a problem when it comes to social media

Media Access Australia has released its second review on the accessibility of social media.  The findings suggest that “people with disabilities still face significant challenges in gaining access to social media tools, despite recent innovations to improve access”. There are…

Facebook round up

According to a Disability Scoop article, comedian and actor, Ricky Gervais, is under fire for his new tv show, “Derek”.  Some people have alleged that the portrayal of themain character is a “mockery of people with intellectual disabilities”.  Gervais…
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Facebook Roundup

1.   Mashable has put together a list of 6 new tech-savvy gadgets that are helping people with disabilities. The products are being featured at the 27th Annual International Tech and Persons With Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California.  Gadgets such…
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Facebook Roundup

1.   In La Paz, Bolivia a group of people with disabilities protesting for better welfare support were met by riot officers. According to The Guardian, “a caravan of about 50 adults and children ended a 1,000 mile, 100 day…
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Facebook Roundup

Hello all! This week on Facebook Roundup are some links to some interesting pieces that discuss the intersection of disability in advertising, postsecondary education, and current research.  There will also be a Deaf Film Festival in Seattle March 30-April 1—the…
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FCC to address access to internet for low-income families

The FCC and several internet service providers are looking to provide low-income families internet access. According to an E-Commerce Times article by Erika Morphy, the plan would allow families to pay only $10 a month for internet service and would…
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An emerging cyber tool to prevent abuse?

With new technology and burgeoning access to social media, people now have opportunities to connect with those who have experienced similar situations.  23 year old Hillary Adams released a video (contains graphic content) on October 27 of her father beating…