Humanizing Democracy

#Egypt passed on the Dragon-flavored Kool-Aid

On Monday night I went to an excellent talk by George Galloway here in Toronto. Listening to him reminded me that I am lucky to live in a time of revolution after so long a silence. I grew up in a time when people thought women had enough rights, and people with disabilities were told… Continue reading #Egypt passed on the Dragon-flavored Kool-Aid

Disability Movement

Proposed US Law Would Force Product Accessibility

Manufacturers and suppliers of consumer technology devices in the US could be forced to make all their products accessible to blind consumers, if proposed legislation is passed by Congress. Introduced by Jan Schakowsky, a Democratic House of Representatives member from Illinois, the Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind Act 2010 ( http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h4533/text ) is… Continue reading Proposed US Law Would Force Product Accessibility

Disability Movement

Finally someone`s doing something about #inaccessible debit card checkers!

Retailers’ use of fixed devices faces challenge by handicapped groups Retailers’ use of fixed devices faces challenge by handicapped groups By ALLISON LAMPERT, The GazetteFebruary 19, 2010 Quebec associations for the handicapped are challenging retailers’ use of immovable debit-card readers. They say the practice of attaching bank-card readers to store checkout counters discriminates against certain… Continue reading Finally someone`s doing something about #inaccessible debit card checkers!