**UPDATE: Disability Blog Carnival #79 is now up! Lots of great links and blurbs on Occupy/#ows and disability. Please check it out!**
I’m very excited to be hosting the Disability Blog Carnival for December. This will be my first time hosting this carnival, though I have participated in it many times. It is one of my favorites!
Since there is so much going on in the world of Occupy and disability, the theme for this edition will be “Occupy.” You’re invited to write a new post based on this call for contributions or to send a link to a post you’ve already published that relates to this theme.
Here are some potential questions to get your mind whirring on this topic. These are just ideas; however, anything you want to write about Occupy that relates to disability is welcome!
- Are you involved in any way in Occupy? What draws you to the movement or repels/alienates you (or both)?
- Do your disabilities interfere with your ability to participate?
- Have you been involved, or attempted to be involved, in Occupy but been thwarted by inaccessibility, ableism, or audism?
- Do you think Occupy has a place for Deaf people and people with disabilities in general or you in particular?
- What do you think of media representations of people with disabilities and/or Deaf people in the Occupy movement?
- Do you think Deaf- or disability-related issues are being addressed by those in Occupy?
- What disability-related issue or issues do you think (or hope) the Occupy movement could get behind?
- How do you feel about the term “Occupy”? Do you use “Decolonize,” or another term?
- How do you feel the movement is doing with issues of intersectionality, such as race, disability, gender, and other members of the marginalized 99 percent? Where do people with disabilities rank among the 99 percent?
- Have you started or joined a disability-specific Occupy organization or group? Why? What are your goals?
- Are you a nondisabled Occupy activist or ally dealing with disability or access in some way?
Or anything else relating to the Occupy movement and disability. I’m wide open!
I’m happy to accept vlogs, as well as text blogs, as long as a captioned version and a transcript are also provided. If you want information on how to caption or transcribe your video, please contact me.
It would be great to see some new bloggers join in. The Disability Blog Carnival has a long and groovy history with many thought-provoking, moving, and/or galvanizing editions. I hope those of you who have participated before will do so again, and I hope those who have not taken part will be moved to do so this time.
As always, I encourage — but do not require! — those who submit links to make their blogs as accessible as possible to people with a wide range of disabilities. I just posted yesterday about how to remove Captcha from your blog if you are using “new Blogger.” You can also find links and info on blog accessibility at the bottom of the Assistance Dog Blog Carnival homepage.
The deadline for submissions is
the night of Monday, December 26, midnight-ish of whatever time zone you’re in some time in the near future. It depends when I get the carnival up, but if you want to submit something and it’s not done yet, please do! You can also please contact me to let me know what you’re working on and when you think it might be done.
To submit your link, please comment on this post and include the following:
- Your name (as you want it to appear)
- Your blog’s name
- The title of your post
- The link (URL) for your post
I hope to post the carnival on Wednesday, December 28.
I look forward to reading your posts! Please spread the word!
– Sharon, the muse of Gadget, and Barnum, SDiT