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That tone of voice.
That specific tone of voice.
Is the tone of voice that people with physical disabilities refer to when they say, ‘they talk to me like I’m Ret@rded’. I get what they mean. I don’t like being spoken to that way either. I really don’t. It grates, it demeans, it insults. I kind of hate it.
But here’s the thing.
I don’t know a single person with an intellectual disability who likes being spoken to that way either.
Not one.
So maybe we need to say “They speak to me like I’m lesser.”
Or, “They speak to me with a voice full of assumptions.”
Or, “They speak to me in a tone of voice that even puppies find offensive.”
Or, maybe best, “They speak to me in a manner that no one deserves.”

- Dave Hingsburger, Rolling Around In My Head (via okc-misandry)

I like all of these. I usually use something like “that patronizing voice some people use for children”

But children shouldn’t be spoken to like that either

You’ll find this a lot, that platforms and applications are quite familiar with the fact that they are not very accessible and they can do better,” Herman said.

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Anti-social: Feds wonder why social media companies drag feet on accessibility issues

um yeah so are users

(via disabilityhistory)

zeeewa:

deaf iranian girl who wears rather large, beautiful rings to punch the people who disrespect her

zeeewa:

deaf iranian girl who wears rather large, beautiful rings to punch the people who disrespect her

gimptips:

thatgirlcanlift:

crossfitters:

Krystal Cantu 

NO MOTHERFUCKING EXCUSES

"no excuses" = the great able-bodied circle jerk.

speaking of jerk, if she didn’t have either arms she wouldn’t be able to clean and jerk (or whatever that is, excuse me). is that an excuse?

yeah, some disabled people don’t have excuses. instead, they have VALID REASONS for being unable to do certain things.

what do you call a disabled person who can’t lift 135lbs over their head with one arm? what do you call an ordinary person who can’t lift 135lbs over their head with one arm? lazy? not trying hard enough? physical ability is not the only measure of a person.

on the other side of the coin, i do find this awe-inspiring due to her sheer strength. go ahead and be motivated or inspired start lifting — that’s fine. but “no excuses” is a quick way to say you don’t give a shit about millions of people.

"I hope that I will live one heartbeat longer than she does"

realsocialskills:

Content warning: This post is about sentiments leading to murder of people with disabilities. Proceed with caution.

At an autism conference recently, I heard the father of a 20 year old autistic man say in his speech to the whole conference, “I hope to live one heartbeat…

http://psychotic-babydoll.tumblr.com/post/92225063188/thiscrystalcity-i-dont-doubt-there-are-people

thiscrystalcity:

I don’t doubt there are people out there who pretend to have mental illnesses to get attention, but you know what’s a lot more common than that? People who pretend not to have mental illnesses just so they can fit in, and then can’t get proper treatment or support because…

ivy-and-twine:

Push Girls is on Netflix!  Please go check it out, it’s about four incredibly spirited and gorgeous ladies who are para or quadriplegic.  I’m working on the pilot episode right now.  

http://disabilityfashionproject.tumblr.com/post/92153484515/bisexualfandom-disabled-women-and-girls-beauty

bisexualfandom:

disabled women and girl’s beauty should not be dependent on how well they can be forced to present as abled, and assimilate to the ideals set forth by ablecentric beauty standards.

our disabilities are as much a part of us as the stars are a part of the midnight sky; you…

katgezicht:

That chronic pain/mental illness intersection feel when “do i have no energy nor desire nor physical capability to do shit because im depressed or am i depressed because i have no energy nor desire nor physical capability to do shit”

cripple-cosmetics:

Going to interview Tuxedo Mask’s original voice actor today

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