Category Archives: Issues & Opinions

What is disability discrimination if not this…

I have been researching some possible vacation ideas, specifically cruises in the British Isles. One of the cruise lines, Windstar, talks about accessibility on their cruises, which can be found here. Windstar does not discriminate against persons on the basis … Continue reading

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The news is full of fear and all about money. Don’t be like the news.

I can’t always escape the news. It pops up on a website somewhere or on Twitter. I’ll be at my grandma’s house and the news comes on or I will see an ad for what’s going to be on the … Continue reading

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Get me in the pool

When I get into an accessible pool, the process is simple. I pull up next to the accessible chair and slide from my wheelchair onto the seat. Then someone flips a switch and I’m quickly lowered into the water. Fun … Continue reading

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The pool rules

A new law requiring public pools to have chair lifts to make them accessible was supposed to go into effect this week but has been delayed after confusion and protest from groups who would be required make the changes. The … Continue reading

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Food accessibility nightmares

The last time I tried to open the cap on a plastic juice bottle I went through a knife, a scissors, and finally a razor blade to separate the cap with that little ring that’s designed to “break away” so … Continue reading

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My thoughts on big jury payouts

Large awards for lawsuits need to be dispersed differently. I understand compensating an injured party for being damaged by a product or circumstance. I also believe that large punitive damages (when necessary) should be levied against the losing defendants. However … Continue reading

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I won’t forget.

I spent most of the last few weeks irritated by the constant barrage of 9/11 remembrance coverage. I’m sure I’m not the only one. I have an odd attitude towards these sort of things and although I’m not exactly sure … Continue reading

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Good vs. Bad Complaining

In my experience, there are two types of complaining: good and bad. Good complaining is the type that happens when something is not right and the complaint is properly directed. For example, if a building or store is not accessible, … Continue reading

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Overbearing is a mixed blessing

Recently I’ve had to deal with a few overbearing people and I have extremely mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, being overbearing can be a sign that someone actually cares. (It could also be a signal for someone … Continue reading

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Pay attention to the science behind treatment claims

There are two important things to remember to ask yourself whenever you see a news or personal report of a study regarding muscular dystrophy or any disorder. This also applies to regular human behavior, politics, opinion, etc.. Be especially wary … Continue reading

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