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Try to remember that you won't always know who's autistic, who's disabled, etc. Which is why you need to be accessible, open-minded, and accepting to everyone. Don't be the person who only makes the effort if we out ourselves as disabled to you.
We too often have to reveal that we're autistic (or anything else) for people to stop being ableist and to give us even basic accommodations. It's unsafe and uncomfortable. Accessibility and consideration should be the standard way we all treat each other.
Again, I think it comes back to that idea people have that allistic / neurotypical = default, and they forget / ignore that anyone around them could be autistic unless we specifically tell them or conform to the stereotypes about autistic people.
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Here’s my latest update to the list of Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags.

- previous update 02.24.19 -

Please share it! Thank you. :-)

@ImageAltText Graffiti background. Foreground in white letters on a  red background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”
There will be a PDF version up for download on my Ko-fi, likely tomorrow morning. The link is at the end.
Hashtags For Personal Narratives.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

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Hullo, what have we here @MoHFW_INDIA ?!

Your recently released Clinical Establishments guidelines 2019 indicate that 'mentally disabled' will need a guardian for informed consent!

First off why are you equating disabled people with minors?…

#Capacity Appendix 9 EXTRACT <br />
The informed consent shall at the least contain the following information in an understandable language and format (desirably which a lay person can easily understand) <br />
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@MoHFW_INDIA @EqualsCPSJ @RajivSpeaks @Deepak_TMN @drsitu @netshrink @vjayakumar @amritbakhshy @val_resh @SmithaSadasiva5 Next - bad enough we've had to suffer conflation of 'unsound mind' with mental illness, now we have a sweeping 'mental disability' which means ... what exactly?
@MoHFW_INDIA @EqualsCPSJ @RajivSpeaks @Deepak_TMN @drsitu @netshrink @vjayakumar @amritbakhshy @val_resh @SmithaSadasiva5 If you cannot assume capacity for all, suspect capacity for all. Stop singling out disabled people for guardian consent.
Embrace diversity in communication and supported decision making.
No mention of advance directives?
#Competence #RPWD #MHCA #CRPD #PatientAdvocate #GAL #DNR
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At @AASHTOSpeaks Joint Policy Conference of Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation (I'm a member of that). Flexible design workshop to kick it off. #infrastructure #RoadSafety
Joyce Taylor, Maine DOT Chief Engineerb Over the years people have debated names for different approaches to streets that serve people. Let's call it GOOD DESIGN. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets #HealthyStreets
Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment, on context sensitive solutions/design. Case studies/resources #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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HEY! I learned a thing today about an argument I always assumed was bikeshedding, but apparently using TABS instead of spaces is actually better for #accessibility! More info here:…
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Something very important... will be discussed in the coming days...

#UrbanDevelopment #BLR
Can anyone guess what this is about ? :)
Yes. Many of you got it right.

This picture is indeed a Braille code at a public transport station.

As part of our #UrbanDevelopment #BLR discussions this week, we will now be looking at how ACCESSIBLE Bengaluru really is.
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I am going to first translate this, then extend this to archivability.Jeroen Pluimers added,
Bianca ♻️ 🚵‍♀️ 😎

Based on the below thread of @jpluimers @mbirna @rulesbyrosita
Accessibility in #UXdesign is not hard. It very much depends if you factor in accessibility from the very start.

It requires a different way of thinking early on in the process. Repairing inaccessible cases on the other hand is difficult in costly, and often is the case.
This basically holds for anything: when #accessibility is your starting point, then you can include it for a maximum of 5% of the total cost without having to compromise things like beautiful design.

Again, architecting solutions need to include accessibility from day 1! 💪
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It is a monumental challenge to sit with fatphobia and its associated ills: societal pressures, institutional stigmas and barriers, the trappings of diet culture and all that I have internalized in a lifetime.
Even though I participated in a medically approved and mandated weight-loss program at the hospital, I was critical of it and the perpetuation of diet culture. My focus was different from my cohort. I was surprised I wasn’t kicked out of the hospital’s program, to be honest.
But here is the thing: I WAS STILL steeped in diet culture, albeit by the sidelines. From my family to friends, to my supportive management team and colleagues, it was a group effort. From shock to amazement at my efforts, they cheered me on and supported me as I lost 56 lbs.
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FYI, a question currently before the Superior Court of Ontario regarding the 2018 #Toronto Municipal Elections to be answered is:

“Whether the Election is valid?”

There was already a ruling in the Superior Court that the Clerk shall retain the ballots.

#TOpoli #electionTO
#Toronto’s City Clerk is required to answer the following questions:

👉🏿 the Clerk is to publicly address how she verifies that each ballot cast is assigned to the right Candidate & what happens when votes are not rightly accounted for;

#TOpoli #electionTO #transparency

👉🏿 the Clerk is to to publicly explain how #democracy is ensured in our elections in Toronto;

👉🏿 the Clerk is to publicly explain what equitable measures are in place to ensure democracy in #Toronto Elections;

#TOpoli #electionTO #transparency #accountability #equity

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Ok - any university lecturers out there? I need your help and input. How do you feel about having your lectures recorded? Do you have misgivings? Do you understand the benefits? Responses and RTs very welcome.
You're most welcome to DM me if you prefer, or email at I'm asking because I'm trying to gather a wider view as to this practice in regards to #accessibility and #AssistiveTech. Many, many thanks in advance.
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Some collected thoughts for designers for when you're contemplating and exploring error message treatments... Here's some accessibility considerations for your design:

#UX #a11y #accessibility #thread
1. Is your error messaging strategy relying on colour to show error states? If so, think of other ways of conveying error state - iconography, and words that support that use of colour.

Note: I'm not saying "Don't use colour!" I'm saying use other methods in addition to colour.
2. Do your error states/icons/messages/borders have enough contrast against the adjacent colours? Can you tell when a field with an error state is focused?
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This #PrideMonth please remember that if your Pride event isn’t accessible, affordable, & inviting to trans people, non-binary folks & people of color then it’s not for the entire LBGTQIA community.
This means wheelchair accessibility. This means ASL interpreters. This means NO COPS. This means gender neutral restrooms. This means hosts who don’t make racist, sexist, ableist, transphobic, fatphobic or classist jokes.
Vet your venue. Vet your people. Make Pride great for all of us. Except straight people. Pride isn’t for straight people. (I mean, you can come I guess, but I’m not interested in making Pride comfortable for heteros. Don’t @ me on this)
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Hi excuse me I need some #uxdesign and #accessibility pals (and also everyone) to emotionally process with me about this most needlessly complicated survey I have ever seen in my entire life. @cityoftoronto / @MetroQuest WYD.
Two (of many) things I cannot handle:
1. Making people DRAG AND DROP rather than RANK things.
2. Relying on the user to not go above 100%.
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Anyone else doing some weekend reading of the #Gutenberg #accessibility audit report?…

#WordPress #a11y A screenshot of the cover page for the Gutenberg Accessibility Audit Report. Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor.
I’m going through and taking notes. The report is fascinating.

Seriously taken aback at page 5 of the UX report.
Time for the last document, and main event: the 329 page long-form technical report describing the logged issues in detail.
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EAC having a meeting on the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines now. 5 - 8pm EST.…

They are in public comment period now until the end of May.
There is no video right now. Only audio.
Here's the video…
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All of you #recruiting #fullstack developers, or calling yourselves #fullstack #software #developers, this is the stack. I call #shenanigans.
#UI & #UX
WAF and client-side #security
Client-facing #performancetesting
Caching & #CDN
Identity management
#Database access patterns
Build servers (#Jenkins)
Source code management
Deployment methodologies
Infrastructure Security
Concurrent programming
Backend performance testing
Storage subsystems
Messaging subsytems
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#AcademicTwitter - did you know that there's free, reliable software that will close-caption your powerpoint presentations, on screen, in real-time while you give them? This #accessibility tool should be implemented everywhere! 1/n
The traditional academic talk (and conferences) excludes people with disabilities (e.g. Deaf, hard of hearing, auditory processing disorder), as well as folks who don't speak the language natively. These tools can really level the playing field and make science accessible! 2/n
If you use google slides (from the Chrome browser, it didn't work in my Firefox), just press the 'cc' button and have your microphone on - I tested this today and the captions were near perfect. More info here:… 3/n
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Dear Parties involved in the upcoming Federal Elections in Canada,

Many Canadians, including myself, are non-partisan. Feigning to hold ‘non-partisan public events/townhalls’ doesn’t fool us. We see that your meetings are stacked with your Party. Be honest; act with integrity.
If you indeed want to serve the Public’s interests don’t be afraid to be challenged by the Public. Integrity is lacking. Don’t have preplanned ‘random’ questions framed as statements attacking your opponent- all of this makes you disingenuous- making it harder to believe you.
Integrity, accountability, an inclusive plan is missing in Government. Get to your plan that secures a future where we all can live & thrive.

Stop wasting our time with the childish antics and politricks. Get to your plan.

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Named dropping a few that I have be *extremely* lucky to have been in the same room with!!!

Microsoft: @suedeyloh @LauraCatPJs @haiyan My former boss Renee

Adobe: (Founders Award Winner and InDesign/PageMaker architect) Robin Briggs, Michelle Dalton, Danielle (Bessette) Darling
More from work:
(MSR Enable) Ann Paradiso, @jennylayfluffy, @kclemson, @cathywissink, THEGARAGE's very own @LindaThackeray and SuzieK, @TuttiVestiti, @JenMsft
A few more from work:
@katholmes + Sogol + Joyce from Microsoft #InclusiveDesign
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Online access to my GP records - what an exciting concept. Let's see how it works. #NHS #digitalhealth
So according to the NHS info, all I have to do is pop down to my GP surgery and get them to generate a username and password for me. I did that, and it was a quick process to get the info.…
So this is the menu after I logged in. Some options are unavailable for some reason (greyed out) - looks like I can't view my full patient record
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This kind of article is why SEO is so freaking confusing for people.… Here's everything wrong with it. [thread]
Choose a primary keyword. No guidance. Just a top one. That sounds easy and not at all nuanced. Totally ignore solving a problem or the search intent behind that keyword as well.
300 words? So I can probably rank for the above-mentioned top keyword in my industry with 301 words? NICE.
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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

Please share it. Thank you! :-) Light blue sand background has the # drawn in the sand to the right. The left side is blank. <br />
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At the bottom of the picture, text reads
Portable PDF version will appear on my Kofi in the next day or so.


These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also helpful for crowdsourcing solutions.

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In honor of this week’s #disability and #accessibility lecture series, here are few things I wished I knew ahead of beginning work on campus accessibility. #highered
1) When your college/ university talks about #ADA are they talking about more than just facilities? (Facilities are huge but they aren't everything)
2) Incorporate disabled people’s experiences. Incorporate student perspectives. Incorporate staff perspectives. Incorporate faculty perspectives. Get a lot of different voices into the room and try to listen to each other. #AccessIsLove
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I tried to watch a show without captions in a noisy area and I honestly wanted to cry.

Everyone should be able to show up & participate in the world.

Making it worse was that I just wanted to relax after a super-stressful week, as much as I could.

Just not think about pain for a few minutes.
They always make it about us wanting one more things or "well we have additional accomodations you can ask for."
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