Category Archives: Accessibility

Occupy Accessibility

Disabilities might prevent someone from being physically present at Occupy actions, but we repost, repeat, and retweet your blogs, pictures, videos, and tweets. We comment, sign petitions, and participate in online forums. We help you trend and send stories to front pages. Continue reading

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Disability in the Movement: Including the Invisible

Why should occupations create access for those with chemical injury or electrical sensitivity? Out of solidarity, as well as self-preservation. Continue reading

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Corporate Control of People with Disabilities

This post was written for the December issue of the Disability Blog Carnival, taking place at my personal blog, After Gadget. Check out this big, fabulous carnival of posts relating to disability and Occupy here! This is such a huge … Continue reading

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Who Are My Brothers and Sisters in the Struggle for Justice?

This post is by Big Noise and is cross-posted with her permission. It is impossible for me to express the degradation I feel. A progressive group put on a one-day workshop Sunday. I was not allowed to go. My friends … Continue reading

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Occupiers: How Do/Will You Represent Me?

To those who say they want to be inclusive and represent us all: Are you open to looking within and confronting the uncomfortable feelings that may arise when you realize that your experience is not my experience, and to really represent me, you will have to learn some ways in which I struggle and you do not? Continue reading

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Disability and Deaf Decolonize/Occupy Groups

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 … Continue reading

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To the Other 99%: Dump the Corporate Toxins & Let Us Join You!

by Anonymous I want to support the Occupy movement with more than Facebook shares, but I have disabling MCS/EI/EMF (multiple chemical sensitivities/environmental illness/electromagnetic field sensitivities), and public places are not accessible for people like me. They are too harmful. But you … Continue reading

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