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Tag: accessibility

Is online activism a thing?

Is online activism a thing?

A big part of activism is going to marches and protests, or simply getting out and talking to people to spread whatever message it is that you’re trying to help. But when you’re disabled, that’s not always possible. I’ve seen a lot of people discuss […]

5 things to know when getting accommodations in school

5 things to know when getting accommodations in school

When I look back on my years at school, I’m mostly just amazed that I survived waking up at 5 am every day and was a functional human being by 7. I have no idea how I managed that, and I do not envy kids […]

It’s okay to be angry

It’s okay to be angry

Last week, I wrote a small thread on Twitter. I was frustrated because it’d been a hard week. My wheelchair needs repaired, and insurance had denied it because I was already denied LAST YEAR. Yeah, that was literally their reasoning. “We already said no, stop […]

Tips for traveling with a disability

Tips for traveling with a disability

If I could tick just one thing off my bucket list, it’d be to travel. I’ve always daydreamed about going on an adventure, looking out a plane window to see fluffy white clouds, and exploring countries I’d only seen on tv. Every time my friends or […]

Escape Artists: Is it accessible? | Escape Room Review!

Escape Artists: Is it accessible? | Escape Room Review!

I’m originally from a small town in Pennsylvania where basically nothing ever happened and there was nothing fun nearby to do. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when I moved to Florida. Suddenly I was so close to a city and tons of places […]

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

When you have a disability, you can often feel isolated from the rest of society. It becomes super easy to feel like you don’t have the freedom or rights to do what everybody else can do. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just […]

Should we ban plastic straws?

Should we ban plastic straws?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether restaurants, cafes, bars, and other public spaces should stop providing plastic straws, and whether they should be banned altogether. Public outcry over seemingly unnecessary plastic goods is no new thing, and the ‘convenience’ items under fire almost […]

The truth about “living off” SSI

The truth about “living off” SSI

Everyone seems to be incredibly opinionated about programs like SSI and the people who rely on them. Some are for it, a lot are really angry about it, and most really don’t understand it. My family has relied on SSI and Medicaid my entire life, […]

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

My family will never be the spontaneous bunch. With two disabled adults sharing one caregiver (luv u mom), it takes a bit of time for us to be able to get around and out of the house. And that’s just to go grocery shopping or […]

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

Music has always been one of the most important influences in my life. I can remember getting Backstreet Boys tapes to play in my boombox, and then cds for my discman when I was just a little older. I remember when I was 10 and […]