Here is a list of groups and pages with a disability or Deaf focus that support the 99 percent/#ows movement.
Some are cross-disability, and some are for specific types of disabilities. Please spread the word. A lot of solidarity and good ideas and activism are taking place within these groups. If you know of pages or groups not included here, please post in the comments, and I’ll add them.
Occupy Disability/Decolonize Disability For people with disabilities to share experiences, news, information, and resources on being a part of — and making more accessible — the Occupy/Decolonize Wall Street movement and those in solidarity.
#Occupy at Home: (#oah) Articles, News, Suggestions, Brainstorming, Resources, Information for those supporting the #Occupy movement from home (due to illness, disability, or any other reason).
Occupy on Wheels: Awareness, Inclusion, Solidarity: OOW (Occupy On Wheels) is dedicated to providing tips to organizers & activists on how the occupy movement (and protest events in general) can be more inclusive and accessible, and why this is important (and easy!).
Making the Occupy/Decolonize Actions and Spaces More Safe & Accessible for the not-so-obviously-Differently-Abled: Call for actions to make protests and encampments more accessible/safe for those with hidden disabilities.
Occupy Deaf Way: The Occupy Wall Street movement began on September 17, 2011. On October 10, fifteen Deaf people gathered at the General Assembly. They declared Monday evenings: Occupy Wall Street: The Deaf Way. JOIN US MONDAYS AT 7PM. ASL Interpreter and CART provided.
Occupy Autism Speaks: Opposing the corporate and other interests around the organization “Autism Speaks.” According to one OAS member: “Autism Speaks certainly doesn’t speak for the interests of Autistic people or at least not the Autistic people I know! Occupy Autism Speaks!”
Occupy Deaf: This is a place where we can communicate about language accessibility in regards to Occupy Wall Street encampments that are located in our cities.
Update! Two new groups!
Krip Occupy Wall Street (KOWS): “Krips Occupy Wall Street is a group aimed at connecting people with disabilities and allies in the NYC area who are invested in the #Occupy/#OWS movement (locally and beyond). Support, resources, networking, and solidarity with similar groups in other areas is desired and welcome.”
Occupy NAD (National Association of the Deaf): A YouTube channel with many terrific, informative videos about who are the 1%, who are the 99%, the Occupy movement, and Occupy NAD — all are in American Sign Language (ASL). Example below.
If you know of other disability, chronic illness, or Deaf organizations supporting the decolonization/occupy movement, please post them in the comments, and I’ll add them. Thank you!