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Working WITH not FOR

Prepositions make all the difference. At disABILITY LINK we work with and not for the consumer. Independent Living Philosophy is about taking charge and working with your peers to be in control of your life.  I noticed that I kept having … Continue reading

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Planning for Accessibility

In my mind accessibility is something that should be second nature, especially for meetings and organizations that are tying to appeal to the largest possible audience. Alas, architectural barriers prevent this “second nature” approach from being fully realized. A great … Continue reading

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MARTA Should not be Privatized

This was an e-mail I received today from Paul Mclennan, a disABILITY LINK board member and transit advocate.  He makes some excellent points here and I wanted to share it with you all. MARTA SHOULD NOT BE PRIVATIZED  For many … Continue reading

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Setting the Right Tone

I have a background in linguistics and have a habit of paying attention to what people say and how they say it.  Tone is something that pops out at me immediately.  Just the other day I was waiting on the train when a … Continue reading

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The “, but” Negation

Recently I’ve become really annoyed with a small addition people make to their sentences when talking to me. For example: I’m waiting to cross the street and a man comes up to me and says: “I know you can do … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Aggression

Being a pedestrian is an adventure, amusing, dangerous and exciting.  It probably shouldn’t be, but it is.  Ideally, I would be able to get from the train station to my office with ease and with no dangers. This, however, is … Continue reading

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Working for the Man (for less than minimum wage)

My time is worth something. There, I said it. It’s something that more people with disabilities should be saying too.  The National Federation of the Blind recently came out in support of a boycott of the Goodwill, a very popular … Continue reading

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