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.@TwitterA11y, people with disabilities need things to be accessible on BOTH ends.

The fact that the #AltText process is not easier on the writer’s end can make it difficult for #spoonie peeps & those with #cfsme to make posts that are accessible for the #VisuallyImpaired.
I know others are working on it, but with all of the algorithms out there, it should be possible to make viewable *predicted* text of what’s in a picture, so we can quickly approve it, or make edits.

That wouldn’t just “make life easier.” It’s about #accessibility & #autonomy.
#Disabled autonomy is more important than than many abled ppl realize.

So many things in our lives are based on the assumption that we “have someone to help us,” simply bc systems are falling short. It’s #ableist, & forces us to rely on others. We may not HAVE others available.
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The #Oscars would not permit winner Anthony Hopkins, 83, to participate remotely from overseas during a deadly pandemic with a heavy death toll - particularly for people over 60? Forgive me if I feel this does not reflect well on their commitment to #accessibility.
Let me be clear: That is some #ableist garbage right there.
Not allowing Anthony Hopkins to participate remotely in the #Oscars is literally #ableism. 'We are powerful and well-funded, and have the technology for you to participate safely and be heard, but we don't feel like using it.' This is what disabled folks have heard for years.
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A thread about what just happened
I pointed out someone famous was losing a debate because they were using #ableist language.
People rushed to his defense saying that he could never be #ableist And that calling someone neurodivergent a brain dead zombie was not #Ableism
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This is a critically important thread.📌 Mocking #disability is, alas, bipartisan--everyone loves to do it. When I challenge people about their #ableism, they take offense. Non-disabled people talk over and through #disabled people all the time. Stop using ableist language. ...
... Disabled people are victimized on so many levels by so many people. Performative #ableism is commonplace. People use ableist language constantly. And victimizing disabled people is systemic. More than half of all police shootings are of disabled people. All so disheartening.
Case in point: If anyone GAF about #disabled people, Cuomo would have been forced to resign months ago over what he did to disabled and elderly people. And Trump's abuse of a #disabled reporter was a clear indicator of his #ableism, bigotry and saying the quiet parts out loud.
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I’m alerting our community to someone too selfish to see the big picture. @thackerpd has attacked @JoshBloomACSH because he actively debunks junk-science aimed at taking away #PatientCenteredCare and redirecting it to the #PainProfuteers
An attack on someone helping painful disabled, acute, and surgical patients is despicable and #Ableist. Paul, I implore you to do more research into things before you go off half-cocked about special interests. How about looking into Chris Christie and Pacira? Or Indivior?
Josh Bloom is smart enough to know EVERYONE will be affected by pain at some point, and no one that has any sense wants to live in a world of unnecessary suffering. Also, his own mother is suffering with pain. Imagine how privileged you must be to not be affected by this.
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as a neuro-atypical person I'm fine with saying we are not normal. maybe stop policing language used by neuro-atypical people to describe themselves.
"it's #ableist to say that autistic people aren't normal" actually it's ableist to assume that "not normal" is an insult
This is the same shit that gets normies thinking “people with intellectual disabilities” is the “correct” term even though 99% of people with intellectual disabilities can’t say “people with intellectual disabilities.” It’s just a way to establish woke hierarchy among normies.
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A little 🧵 on the perils of being an imperfect #ethicist. ⤵️
Being an #ethicist requires a lot of reflection & self policing. Claiming to have authority/ knowledge on ethical reasoning/behavior, means choosing to be held to an extremely ⬆️ standard. Yet, I continue to be a human who makes mistakes & evolves. #UnfortunateReality
The stakes are high in the #bioethics niche. The pressure to be “good” and “right” and “correct” (however those are defined) as an ethicist is something I feel constantly. I spend a lot of brain power reading, reflecting &
revisiting complex moral landscapes.
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I am utterly furious about the ongoing @ravelry new look debacle. And I owe some people apologies - I am sorry I asked you to give Cassidy and Livia more time to fix things because we could and should based on past experience trust them. I was wrong. #ravelry #ableist
I believed Cassidy when she told us she would do whatever it took to fix things. I believed the problems were taken seriously, that the team was listening. I believed that their past professional behavior and vocal support for inclusion was indicative of how things would proceed.
I was wrong.
I thought that considering the very small team, the pressures of everyday life, particularly for Cassidy and her family over the past year and the profit isn’t everything ethos of the site meant we needed to be patient and things would be fixed.
I was wrong
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Hey followers - there's over 3000 of you but we don't know each other very well.

For years now I've been sharing issues ranging from #disabilityrights, being #autistic in an #ableist society, to #vaccines, #MMIW, #alttext, #Dyslexia, #dyspraxic, #Epilepsy, #racism, #PTSD,
#depression, #domesticabuse being the cores of what I share and lands in your timelines.

I've recently shared with you all that I'm in a process of reclamation - my culture, my identity, my gender, my sexual preferences - all of it.

So now you know my skin is white passing
but I am also part #Aboriginal and that matters deeply to me and I won't be erased anymore.

I am #pansexual. I don't need you to be of any particular gender to be attracted to you.

I am a #nonbinary #femme. But I also lean heavy in masc traits sometimes too.

I am #disabled
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Texts to an #ActuallyAutistic friend from #Autistic me...

I wonder if I was ever Neurotypical in a past life... If we pretend there's past lives.

I wonder my soul has ever felt like it belonged at some point

Being autistic in this world is being autistic and forced to wear
wool from head to toe your whole life.

Always uncomfortable in some way.

What does it feel like to have sustained comfort, do you think?

What does it feel like to have control over your body?

What does it feel like to not have a cloudy day be so bright you need to wear

To have the wind hurt your ears?

It's like I'm living an alternative reality to what the human experience should or can be when all humans are included...or like, with the barriers removed.

Maybe autistic people and those of us who have
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#AutisticWhileBlack #COVID19 #DisabilitySolidarity #CripTheVote It's time for us to repeat in an OpEd that this premature reporting of every little medication that disabled folks depend on being used in COVID19 clinical trials is the most #ableist thing ever. 1/
First Lupus patients were impacted by irresponsible touting of hydroxychloroquine as a cure: Potential Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Patients with Lupus During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic /2
Next, it was asthma patients impacted by the run on albuterol inhalers: Albuterol Inhaler Shortage Due to COVID-19 Could Impact People With Asthma:… 3/
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The #ableist gift that keeps on giving. @MarcelFVerweij en @RolandPierik willen niet toegeven dat utilitarianisme f*ing validistisch kan zijn, maar komen met meer redenen waarom deze 'trolley problem' vingeroefening helemaal toppie is. Daar vind ik natuurlijk ook wat van. 👇 1/
'In de praktijk zal dit, vermoeden we, nauwelijks tot andere keuzen leiden dan die de intensivisten nu al zelf maken' maar ondanks *nihil effect* normaliseren @RolandPierik en @MarcelFVerweij het #validisme graag voor een ander moment.…
'Als intensivecare-artsen weten dat de keuzen die zij maken passen binnen een kader waarvoor de maatschappij als geheel verantwoordelijkheid neemt, dan haalt dat een deel van de last van verantwoordelijkheid van hun schouders; die delen wij dan als maatschappij.' 3/
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This thread is in response to a recent thread by @leoniedelt that was interesting & provocative & hopefully won’t be a magnet for trolls, but as it stands, deserves a healthy debate.

As a bereaved parent & multiple trauma survivor & a psychiatrist of 30 years & a multiply

#Disabled #ActuallyAutistic & #AutisticParent, I am very accustomed to being a member of heterogenous groups that share one overarching life experience that sets them apart from the rest of society.

In a bereaved parents’ group, we are there to support one another


Everyone is in the same boat, having suffered unimaginable loss, so it really isn’t cool to create a hierarchy of suffering based on how old your child was when they died or their cause of death or how many children died or how many are still alive or

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Here's the thing, I accommodate, to my physical & mental expense everyone who is fully able to read and write.

I'm #Dyslexic & #dyspraxic. Intense bullying & being #ActuallyAutistic made me a perfectionist about masking my #disabilities.

This tweet has taken me 5 mins to make.
Of I didkr axcokdk pepep who aee fully ankle to rand and wrote, this il wjaha my tying looks koeke nekfor I corrrec it ror the best fo my amsoly.

So I type that mess out, then I have to fix it so people who are able to read and wrote can continue to enjoy doing so in their way.
So I'm accommodating abled people, and #disabled people but very few of you are returning the favour for me.

So know you're #ableist when you don't use some form of #alttext.

And know that it hurts me to know that you don't care enough to include me as I do you.

Do better.
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-Isms should be uncomfortable. Labeling something as a 'bias' or prejudice does not make it less #racist, #sexist, #homophobic, #ageist, #ableist, etc. Recognizing your own racism, sexism, homophobia - your own -ism, is the first step to fighting it
#diversity #inclusion 1/
Sugar-coating these words to make them more comfortable to work with does us no favors.

Back story:

During the Ignite pre-day I was very open about recognizing my own bias, specifically my own racism. I understand that it exists & I actively work against that conditioning. 2/
It is conditioning. And exists in most of us. I was just willing to admit to it in an open forum. It's sad that instead of asking how we can all get to a place where we are admitting to & working against our own isms, people get hung up on the admission & label me "a racist" 3/
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Breaking News: every one of those pathetic, small-minded wastes of oxygen that are critical (AKA afraid) of @GretaThunberg should face the fact that they are one or more of these things: #misogynistic, #ageist and/or #ableist. (1/n)
And yes, you can be a woman and a misogynist. Let me break it down for you: if you say she's a puppet, or being manipulated, then you believe she's somehow weak. If you're a man, particularly in a position of "Conservative" or Republican power, (2/n)
then misogyny is basically guaranteed. If you shed crocodile tears because of her "special needs", for one, you're full of it, and for another, you know NOTHING about neurodiversity. Thinking differently, seeing the world differently and refusing to (3/n)
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Peter Meijer, 31, heir to a multi-billion $ supermarket chain, is running for Congress, challenging @justinamash (who quit GOP over current admin policies) for MI3 seat. The award-winning @DragSyndrome was scheduled to perform at a venue Meijer owns.
Meijer cancelled the #DragSyndrome appearance. Why? To “protect” them, he says.


The members of the UK-based troupe have #DownSyndrome (as does my daughter). Never mind that they’re adults, talented, successful, with full agency, who’ve performed around the world...
Meijer says he knows better. Claims he’s “protecting” “differently-abled” people. (Hey Peter: say “disabled.” As in “Americans with Disabilities Act.”)

My daughter’s whole life, people tried to exclude her (violating IDEA, another federal law, btw). They called it “protection.”
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I need someone with time & skills to do a detailed discourse analysis of the responses to @SelmaBlair’s #OscarAwards look on social media. It for now here’s my quick morning take, a thread particularly for nondisabled folks.
Among my #DisabilityRights, #disabilityjustice & #disabilitystudies comrades, there’s excitement about the power of representation. Blair’s look, like hashtags #DisabledAndCute & #DisabledPeopleAreHot, demonstrate disabled bodyminds & accoutrements like canes can be attractive
However, some of the general comments on images & stories of Blair, while seemingly “positive,” are DEEPLY #ableist in that they rely on notions of bravery, pity, overcoming & shock at the attractiveness of a disabled bodyminds. Let’s break down the problems with each response.
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