Category Archives: Just for Fun

#TBT: #Disability from the waayyyy back!

Disability has been part of the human condition for as long as there have been humans. The word “lame” (according to Dictionary.com) has been around since 900AD. And as a matter of fact, according to Wictionary.com, there was a word … Continue reading

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Sunday #Disability #Video of the Week: “Paper or Plastic” – short #film by Doug Smith

Paper or Plastic is an interesting little short that Doug Smith did for a film class. What is interesting is that the protagonist, Alex, wears a bag over her head because she was “born with a deformity on her face … Continue reading

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Sunday Disability Video of the Week – The Cycle of #Poverty and #Disability

Neat little video from “End the Cycle.” “End the Cycle” promotes the human rights and empowerment of people with a disability living in the world’s poorest countries. Their video explains the Cycle of Poverty and Disability and shows ways to … Continue reading

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What Happened on August 27, 1963?

No doubt many of you are gearing for tomorrow, the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.  An historic event and a watershed moment in civil rights.  The March and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech in … Continue reading

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Sunday #Disability Video of the Week – Fantastic! Heroic! Disabled? #Cripping the Con 2013

“Cripping the Con” was a symposium I attended April 11th this year at Syracuse University.  The goal was to provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a broad array of reflective discussions about the representations of disability that exist … Continue reading

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When Will the #Disability #Dating Double Standard End?

The Lead On Update is more than just an aggregation of current news.  It was created to offer a voice for the disability community – to express frustration, to analyze legislation, to comment on media, and to speak out on … Continue reading

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