Since becoming more serious about my online presence, and blogging regularly, I have come across several high quality websites that cover disability topics very well. In no particular order, I encourage you to visit these sites and connect with the authors of the best disability blogs I have seen.
Jeff Preston, a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario, drove his electric wheelchair from London, ON to Ottawa ON, over a period of weeks to bring awareness to the lack of accessible transportation in Canadian cities. Now, he is running for City Councilor with an innovative online and real world campaign, with goals and issues put forward by his supporters.
Ouch! (BBC Disability Blog)
A great program of the British Broadcasting Corporation that explores all things disability.
A Chicago based activist who knows full well the powerful economic impact of people touched by disability. JJ’s List reviews the accessibility of businesses across the world. This website is also a rich resource of video and articles celebrating disability.
Rolling Around in My Head
This top Canadian blog by the fantastic writer Dave Hinsburger has kept me coming back with whit and wisdom, time and again. Disability injustice and pride clash often in extremely well written posts.
Glenda Watson Hyatt
This activist and author owns her identity, which has been crafted in part by Cerebral Palsy. Her blog posts ooze power and conviction – with thoughtful pushes for change.
Disability Intel is a great blog with in depth news, analysis and commentary on disability supports, policy and culture.
Enabled By Design
Assistive technology is essential to the disability movement. Enabled by Design is innovative; the technology and design you can find there is worth learning about.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities
CCD Online is not necessarily a blog, but serves rather as an invaluable feed of news and resources relating to disability in Canada. It is an essential bookmark.
The Gimp Parade
“An overeducated, underemployed American disabled feminist.” Guaranteed good read.
Planet of the Blind
This blog by Stephen Kuusisto is a fantastic read and resource. “Planet of the Blind – It’s Not as Dark as You Think.”
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