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Friday, May 02, 2008

Still reading: more BADD top picks

Is it just me, or is the calibre of BADD entries extremely high this year?

I still have quite some way to go before I've read everything but, in the meantime, here's another list of entries which have particularly appealed to me:-


Three Square Meals on Body Police.


SpeEd change, pointing out the inherent discrimination in making the provision of reasonable adjustments dependent on an “acceptable” medical diagnosis: (SpeEd Change is writing about this issue specifically as it applies to education, but there is a direct read-across to the workplace – as anyone who’s read my own employer’s internal guidance on reasonable adjustments would confirm...)


Quirkiest? Mais Oui! On the towering frustration of “accessible” venues. (No, it’s not the first time you’ve heard somebody kick off about this, but I doubt you’ve heard anyone do it better.)


Closely followed by Willendorf5761 on a very similar subject, taking no prisoners. “That’s right, funky business owner – the mall is more accessible than you”. Ouch!


A Garden of Nna Mmoy – fascinating piece on stereotype threat:


Mary on the gorilla in your house. (Ok, so this is a - brilliant - metaphor for impairment rather than being strictly about disablism per se. But it's too good to omit. As my own gorillas will confirm.)


Pipecleaner Dreams saw Jack again today. (Warning: this may reduce you to tears.)


And lastly – at least, for this favourites list – Hoyden About Town’s searing indictment of a policy which blames people for their own health problems. A must-read.



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3 Comments:

Anonymous lauredhel said...

I totally agree. I've barely started on reading BADD so far, but the standard is phenomenal.

"Searing", what a lovely compliment, thankyou!

8:56 am  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Oh, I like a bit of well-focused rage when it's demanded by the circumstances!

9:07 am  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Thank you!

9:13 pm  

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