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If you're thinking about classroom policies and accommodations as you draft your syllabus, here are some things to keep in mind. I realize that many of my colleagues don't understand how it works. Feel free to drop questions after reading the thread. 1/13
Disability accommodations are in place to protect universities. They are not the best way to support a student. Getting an accommodation is dependent on a diagnosis, a thoughtful doctor, and a legitimate understanding of disability. 2/13
You may think most doctors know how to write a letter. They do not. I have written almost all of my own. My doctors have no clue what my everyday access needs are. Most do not understand the embodied experience of being disabled. 3/13
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Att. Gamers w/ Disabilities: The Blizzard Games User Research team is looking for participants for a couple upcoming FULLY REMOTE research opportunities on accessibility in Blizzard games.

Additional Details in 🧵.

#A11y #GameA11y #Accessibility #DisabilityTwitter
If you’re a gamer with a disability/disabilities who is interested in participating, please send us an email at “”.

NOTE: We cannot take anyone currently working in the games industry, and will need participants to be able to speak/type in English. 🙇‍♀️
Please feel free to share with others in your network!

If you have any questions, you can reply here or DM me directly. Happy to provide more details where I can!

We’ll be closing our interest pulse check for these studies on August 12th, so please contact soon!
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Oh. Oh NO. No No No.

A day after ADA day?

You’re going to come up with this ableist framing…when YOUR WHITEHOUSE failed to control the virus?


#COVID #DisabilityTwitter
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Finished up on the 3 day residential with @sounddelivery, learning the ins and outs of sharing your voice as a spokesperson within the media. I’m on this programme because I don’t want other disabled people to feel like they’re in this fight alone… A thread 🧵
When I first got sick at 12, I didn’t know anything about disability as an identity. Invisible chronic illness as a young woman meant I went undiagnosed for 8 years. #EDS #POTS #MCAS
Even when I got my diagnosis, after years of fighting the medical system and going in and out of support groups, the concept of disability as a positive was completely alien. #DisabilityTwitter
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Rest is a radical notion in a culture that centers capitalism over the health and welfare of its people.
“He never missed a day of work.”

“She had perfect attendance in school.”

“You’d never know that they were so sick. They never talked about it.”

It’s often not safe to talk about it.

#Ableism #DisabilityTwitter #DisabilityPride #ImproveAccess ♿️
3/ Sometimes access issues are obvious. i.e. most American homes don’t have a ramp to get inside for a wheelchair or walker/rollator.

But often access can be more subtle Like not offering a remote option or even a place to rest.
Or not having subtitles.
Or not putting alt text
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Last night, my friends and I went out to a lesbian bar in DC called League of Her Own, and I’m literally so disgusted by the discrimination I faced there and how ableist they were to me.🧵
The bar itself is pretty inaccessible to begin with, and didn’t have much information online about it, but my friends said they were willing to carry my power chair up and down any stairs for me.
After getting there and walking down the steps to get to the entrance, the security guard told us that I couldn’t bring my power chair inside.
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Me: being disabled is really hard right now (as it is, always, in this eugenics-dominated world). Here's something I'm struggling w/ that I want to inform ppl about so they know we are NOT experiencing the same pandemic 1/5
Non-disabled reponses:
Have you tried
1. Being wealthy
2. Not being disabled
3. Taking wholly individualist approaches to solve systemic public issues? 2/5
I complained about groceries bc this is something affecting a LOT of disabled people that non-disabled people have forgotten about. The solution is not to buy a new service or get a car or hire a private shopper or get a subscription box of foods I can't eat 3/5
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Today more than $40 of my food order was damaged. Ordering groceries is not a sign of privilege for me. I pay out my ass for delivery bc there are no safe shopping hours and no safe public transport options. I would LOVE to choose fresh foods at the store. 1/3
I HATE having to routinely throw damaged produce away. When this happens it means that I don't eat. I have such a limited diet, and so few safe foods. I eat only meat and produce. So when half the produce is bad, and a pack of chicken is damaged and leaking, I don't eat. 2/3
I can't even get the food I need just survive with EDS, MCAS, gastroparesis, etc. My life was already so limited. There are so few things I get to take pleasure in right now. And when this shit happens my world narrows in even further. 3/3 #DisabilityTwitter #COVID19
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If you’re also clinically vulnerable to covid, are also still shielding, or are a medical professional, could you please interact with this?

I need to know I’m not absolutely losing it.

I’m still shielding, I’m high risk through multiple different chronic illnesses and conditions. The people closest to me have decided I’m being paranoid and have a totally skewed perception of risk.
I try telling them they’re wrong, and provide figures etc. They tell me I’m wrong in response.
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Please RT & donate if you can!! Don't ignore!

@Tinu has LONG COVID and is in desperate need of help!! She's done so much for the community and she now needs our help! Please help her out!!

#ForTinu #DisabilityTwitter
d: $TinuWrites
v: @ TinuWrites

Fundraiser pins and stickers:

The #ForTinu was created by @Aoiferocksitout 💕
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𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶̶𝗻̶𝗰̶𝗹̶𝘂̶𝘀̶𝗶̶𝗼̶𝗻̶ 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲: a deeply disappointing thread 👇
First, let's set the scene with a couple of key facts:

👉 In the UK alone, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people have a disability

👉 80% of those people have an invisible disability

👉 The UK workforce contains over 4.4m disabled people

Okay, now onto the bad stuff👇
#DYK that almost half of disabled people in the UK are unemployed?

By December of 2021, the percentage of disabled people who are either unemployed or economically inactive had risen to 47.7%

- @ONS
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No government, provincial or federal has done anything to effectively address the distressing poverty of persons with disabilities to date. A number that at last count was 6.2 million people across Canada. (1/5)
They're addressing the needs of millionaires, billionaires, companies, corporations, children, seniors, property owners, landlords, & the working class.....but they have entirely ignored the disability community. (2/5) #disabilityadvocacy #Discrimination
This is effectively like showing up to a house on fire and helping all the people outside and around the house while those within it are left to watch & die. It's nonsensical, it's cruel, and it borders on a crime against humanity. (3/5) #disabilityawareness #PWD #poverty
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Häufiges Argument wenn ich mich mit @diakonie @Caritas_web @Bethel_Aktuell uva zu #WfbM und die Strukturen unterhalte:

Aber die Menschen sind doch so glücklich #IhrBeutetUnsAus

Glück allein reicht nicht aus.Stellt euch der/die Arbeitgeber*in kommt zu euch und sagt:

Egal, Hauptsache. glücklich.#IhrBeutetUnsAus #DisabilityTwitter #AbleismTellsMe
Ich bin oft in #Spanien zu Gast, besuche im Rahmen meiner #FutureIsAccesible Tour Menschen mit Behinderung an ihren Arbeitsplätzen.
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We should not only make research more accessible because it is the right thing to do, but because it provides more accurate results.

Listen to the full podcast on our website:

#AcademicChatter #DisabledInSTEM #DisabledinHigherEd @FractalEcho
Video description: Purple background with a picture of Dr. Rua Williams: a person with light skin, brown hair to their shoulders, and wears circular glasses. They wear a white floral collared shirt, floral bowtie, and blazer/jacket. White text that reads:
Dr. Rua Williams discusses how accessible data collection methods provide better research results that are more comprehensive and valid.
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Thanks so much to @IAmLoudPro for putting this up ❤️

This is the poem I tried to write for #DisabilityDayOfMourning this year, but the scale of it was too much. After couple of months, I finally managed to get the words down.


It is always hard to mark #DDoM, but I am eternally grateful to the archivists at @autselfadvocacy for doing the painful work I speak about in the poem, and orgs like @NotDeadYetUSA, @notdeadyetuk for always fighting for our right to live with dignity, not just die with it.

The last few years has confirmed for us just how willing ordinary people are to excuse our deaths. Over the coming years, as vastly more people become disabled in a hostile world, we expect to see the list of names grow.

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Fragrance free products is a #disabilty issue. People have various reactions to fragrance from skin reactions to breathing difficulties and sensory overwhelm. Fragrance free products need to be accessible to those who need it most. To help, I made a list of those I've tried
If you find this thread helpful and would like to compensate me for my time and energy there are links at the end of this thread with ways you can do that.

Some of the links I share are affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Fragrance is not the only thing that can cause reaction and formulations are always changing so ALWAYS read the labels and check ingredients on the packaging. If possible consult with a medical practitioner to evaluate your needs.
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I don’t know why so many people working in wealth management keep requesting to connect and speak with me.
If you work in wealth management, I think you should know:

👉🏽 Nearly half of everyone in the UK that lives in poverty is disabled or lives with a disabled family member.
👉🏽 More than 600,000 disabled people in the UK are estimated to have £10 or less per week to pay for food and other costs.
👉🏽 Disabled people have to pay more to try and live the same lives as non-disabled people, but we have less or no choice due to inaccessibility, ableism and stigmas against us.
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🚨 EMERGENCY PLS RT: My dear friend and sister Aasiya @Ecohesian is w/o power needed to live. Without a generator every disabled person who requires power for life sustaining equipment in #ONStorm is at risk. It’s not hyperbole—legislated disability poverty in canada kills. #LNOB
Though to be clear poverty and disability poverty is deadly in a myriad of ways. It’s not always such an acute situation. Poverty is traumatic. #Poverty is violence. #Ableism is deadly. Ableism is traumatic. Ableism is violence. The same can be said of the #ClimateCrisis. #NAUWU
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A lot of my friends have just stopped talking to me because they feel guilty talking about their lives while my whole social life, apart from work, has been on hold since March 2020. And that's a whole extra thing to grieve about. 1/7
High risk people are dealing with the fact that we're still high risk over 2 years in with no meaningful infrastructure changes to protect us. We didn't use that time to radically transform our indoor environments to offer ventilation and distancing. 2/7
Many of us still can't risk shifting back into social lives when there's so much misinformation. When people are blaming COVID symptoms on allergies or stomach bugs. We can't go back out in public with a disease that's rapidly evolving and still killing people every day. 3/7
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So many professions direct their services at disabled populations. Education and healthcare are both glaring sectors where non-disabled people can receive absolutely no training from disabled voices, and interact with disabled people on a daily basis. 1/5
Why are disabled people paying for services where they'll be seen by wholly untrained "professionals?" People who do not understand or care to understand our needs/desires/goals, who put us into boxes based on capacity? 2/5
These people quite literally get to determine our access to services. Our access to medications, treatments, interventions, therapeutics. Our access to life. They determine our inclusion. And they act as barriers to save the government money. 3/5
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A grad program has monthly faculty meetings to discuss “struggling” students. Remediation plans with student flaws are passed around for all to see, often containing info on disability accommodations. Help me explain how this leads to bias.
#DisabilityTwitter #DisabledInHigherEd
A huge issue has been that professors seem to keep a sort of tally on how often students are asking for accommodations such as extensions on assignments across courses, which in turn affects how “reasonable” their professors see their requests.
Additionally, whether this is a legal gray area or flat-out illegal I don’t know. But it is certainly NOT best practice! I’m sure @ADANational and @AAPD would agree.
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When are we going to incorporate disability studies into medical training? How much of our population (and how much of our population who needs frequent medical care) needs to become disabled before we integrate meaningful curriculum changes? 1/11
Medical professionals are not kind to disabled people. COVID policies continue to uphold eugenics-centered ideologies (like utilitarian ethics). Policies will continue to focus on treating ICU patients rather than preventing disease or providing palliative care. 2/11
Disabled people have, for the whole pandemic, put off care. Now even more people are putting off care because some medical centers have dropped mask mandates, or are requiring switches to subpar surgical masks instead of proper N95s. 3/11
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Starting a thread to aid @JohnsHopkins in transparency on their response to complaints of widespread ableism and the dismissals of 5 disabled counseling students.

The first article that came out features 4 of the 5 disabled students, all dismissed from a small grad program within a 7 month timeframe.

#AcademicAbleism #HigherEd #Baltimore…
Despite extensive fact-checking done by the Newsletter, the School of Education dean’s letter to the editor called our claims unfounded. He requested the article be taken down.

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Conference organizers planning inaccessible events - really hope you know what message you send by doing this. You send the message that ableism in the academy is permissible. And you send the message that disabled ppl are not welcome and will not be in the future. 1/9
You send the message that it's easier to gaslight us than to invest labor in creating equity. You lash out at us and make us feel like we're asking for TOO MUCH when we asked for what should've already been built into everyday practices. 2/9
You make us question you as colleagues in the profession. If you can't create an accessible event, then how do you approach other professional tasks? Are you equally ableist when it comes to our grant/fellowship apps? Our publications? Our job apps? Our tenure apps? 3/9
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