cool disability psa!

hi everyone!  so while the term “handicapped” is really outdated/problematic & we don’t use it to discuss pwd anymore, i still hear good, woke people use it to refer to parking spots/toilets/etc.  like “the handicapped stall” or whatever.  and i really think they do that bc they don’t know of a better term.  so i’m gonna give you one!  “accessible!!!!”

any time you’d say “handicapped,” say “accessible”

“oh, he has fibromyalgia, so he has an accessible parking permit” “due to her spinal cord injury, she has an accessible dorm room” etc etc

this is cool for two main reasons! 1 - you’re not using super outdated language  and 2 - it puts the focus on the accessibility of the environment, not the personal impairment, which if you’ve done any reading on the social model of disability, you’ll know is a really good thing.

so spread the word, practice better disability politics, and spare me the inward cringe every time i have to hear the word “handicapped”

Don’t Take Up Spaces that Aren’t Meant for You

I go to use the elevator in a high rise building only to find a sign that says “Please ask security for access to this elevator”. A week ago, that sign wasn’t there. When I ask the security guard why the sudden change in policy, they said that people from other floors in the building had been abusing their access to the elevator and that they needed to lock it down. 

Let me make this perfectly clear: I could no longer independently access the only elevator available to take me to this part of the building because other people decided to use / abuse a space that was not meant for them instead of taking the stairs right next to the fucking elevator.

Here’s another example: In order to have access to an accessible room on a cruise ship, I have to submit a form stating that I do in fact  have a physical disability that prevents me from using a normal state room on the ship. I have to do this because able-bodied people have, in the past, been dishonest about the level of accessibility they require in order to have access to a larger stateroom without having to pay a premium.

How about this one: I go into the restroom of a massive convention center. Every single stall  in this restroom is empty except for the one handicapped stall in the back, which is being occupied by someone who does not need to use a handicapped stall. I now have to wait for that one person to exit the stall before I can use the restroom. Remember: This bathroom has 7+ other stalls that are built specifically to work for them, but they chose  to use the one space that is available to people like me.

Dear able-bodied people: Handicapped bathroom stalls, seating areas, staterooms, and elevators are not meant for you and you should not use them.

I do not care how big of a hurry you were in and how that elevator got you to where you needed to go faster. Because of you, I have to go find someone every time I need to use this elevator and if I can’t find them I GET NOTHING. 

To you, that cruise ship can house 2000+ people and you have an opportunity to get a massive stateroom at no extra cost if you’re wiling to fib a little. To me, that cruise ship has a capacity of around 12 (the number of accessible rooms on the ship) and if they’re all full, I GET NOTHING.

To you, that movie theater has four really great seats right in the middle that just happen to have a handicapped accessible sign on them. To me, that theater has four seats and if they’re all full, I GET NOTHING.

And let me address the bathroom thing in particular. I don’t give a flying fuck if the handicapped stall was the only one available. You should pretend like it doesn’t fucking exist and wait in line like everyone else. *

Don’t take up spaces that were not meant for you. Because everything but those few precious spaces were not meant for us. 

* Unless it’s literally the only stall in the bathroom or you’re about to absolutely shit yourself. Then it’s fine. 

Friendly Reminder

Yrene will probably have to use a lot of her power in the last book. Everyone will be probably amazed, but then Chaol will just be sitting on the ground.

“Why aren’t you standing?” Dorian asks.

“I can’t,” Chaol replies simply.

Dorian stares at his brother as terror washes over his face. Yrene quickly tries to diffuse the situation, but Dorian is shocked and heartbroken that after everything his best friend still isn’t completely healed. Staring at him, Dorian silently vows that he is going to make the glass castle the most goddamn handicapped accessible building that has ever been erected.

most of my coworkers at work don’t understand why i don’t automatically put customers with a lot of items in “the big fitting room” like…. binch that’s not “the big fitting room” that’s the accessible one… you know… for disabled customers??? if the other rooms are full and we have a line, sure i’ll put someone in there. if there’s a mother on her own with a baby stroller she needs to take with her, sure i’ll put her in there. but unless it’s absolutely necessary, we need to keep that room empty. because we have a lot of customers who come in in wheelchairs? or with crutches and canes? or even just with service dogs who can’t fit in the smaller rooms. that room is there to make our store accessible. if you’re sticking able bodied people in the when you don’t absolutely have to you’re making it to where our store is temporarily inaccessible…. like….

Fuck Ableist Customers

I work at May-Cees and a man in a wheelchair (let’s call him J) wanted to buy an umbrella (since it was raining outside). Since our umbrellas are kind of hard to find I walked with him to show him where they are. Now J was the first person to actually say hi to me and ask how my day was going. I had already been working a couple hours and so far everyone that I have helped had just completely ignored me, even when I checked them out. So I really appreciated his kindness. We started chit-chatting about memorial coming up and I said it was also my birthday that day and he was genuinely happy for me and he was talking about how he remember when he turned 22 and how he just graduated college and the adventures he went on before his accident and he became paralyzed from the waist down. There were a few people in my section but no one needed any help, and I know this because not long before this man came in I was checking on them so make sure of this. At his point when I am walking with J back to the counter to ring up the umbrella, I start noticing that I am getting dirty looks from some of the customers. I was like ???? Do you need help?? You’re not standing by the register to check out and you can literally just walk up to me if you have a question.  After J bought the umbrella he asked if we have any summery-like pants that aren’t sweat-pants (he can’t wear jeans because he has trouble putting them on). We had some nice linen pants and I told him that I would show him where they are (cause they are kinda hidden as well). At this point, I look up and see that a that  I was getting even more nasty looks from customers and some of them were looking like they were almost done shopping. I asked J if we wanted to try on the pants because he wasn’t sure what size we was. I know that J was aware of the looks the other customers were giving us because he started to look a little uncomfortable,  I was getting pissed the fuck off. He said sure but he needed a special fitting room with a bar and a bench. We had a fitting room that was handicap accessible and I started to walk him to it and oh my god people were actually muttering under their breath and actually angry that I was helping J. I took my time showing him to the fitting room while we talked some more, I put his clothes in there on a hanger and told him I would be back soon to check on him.  When I walked back over to the register one woman stormed past me as almost hit me with her shoulder as she walked by and went to the section right across the store to the other register. Like, WHAT THE FUCK, if you needed help you literally could have just asked me or just go to a different register in the first place, fucking bitch ass soccer mom shit head. The other customers who were in my section were still glaring at me so I walked over and customer serviced the shit out of them with the most stupid smile and cheerful voice, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe that it’s raining again! My goodness, that is just the cutest shirt, that would look so great on you! May I walk you to the register to pay for that??” I got weird looks and I just hope that I at least made them uncomfortable.  About 10 min passed the other two customers who gave me dirty looks earlier didn’t want to check out yet so I go to check on J and he was just about finishing up. I went back to hang out at the register so when J comes out he doesn’t have to look for me. As soon as J comes up to my register the other two customers decide that they are all done shopping and want to check out now too, great. The two assholes are literally like clearing their throats loudly and tapping their feet and grumbling behind J in line, I was fucking livid as all hell. Who the hell do these assholes think they are??? Why do you have to make J feel uncomfortable when he is literally just doing the same thing you are, buying clothes!!!!! What is he inconveniencing you by being in a wheelchair????  Now I am not a confrontational person and I realize that I can’t just go off on customers because, while initially stratifying, it won’t do anything. I am, however, passive aggressive as shit. So after I complete the transaction I cross my arms on the counter, lean over and start loudly carrying on a conversation with J about how awesome is was that he was a professional skier (which btw is fucking cool as hell cause I love skiing) and he catches on and smiles and starts talking about how now that he’s in a wheelchair it’s shitty that people treat him so differently, but when he was a professional skier people would almost idolize him. The conversation carries on like that for like 5 minutes or so and one of the people in line left for another register (that’s right bitch you could have done that the whole fucking time) and the other one was just standing there looking guilty. J leaves and tells me to have a good day and I am almost in tears cause this man is literally one of the nicest and coolest people I have met working here (and I’ve worked here over a year) and I feel the need to apologie to him on behalf of how fucking shitty the customers here are. Like seriously, fuck all of them to hell. Like they can go fuck off with that ableism bullshit. I don’t like wishing bad things on anyone but they deserve to get into an accident and be forced to know what it’s like to be disabled. 

How Hotels, Resorts, etc., Can Improve Accessibility Without Spending a Bunch of Money

It’s simple, really. On your website have:

  1. Pictures of your accessible rooms of each type (standard room, suite, etc.) including the bathroom.
  2. Instead of saying things like “Our accessible rooms can accommodate most standard electric and manual wheelchairs”, give measurements for things in both inches and centimeters. Measure the width of any doors (including closets) as well as the height of fixtures like sinks or counter tops.
  3. A description of each type of accessible room that covers things like where the main power outlets are in the room, the distance between bed(s) and the nearest wall, and the distance between the TV and foot of the bed.
  4. Have a separate page on your site called “Accessibility” (or whatever your site’s copy editor agrees to) where you call out any unique accommodations your establishment might have that would help a customer with an accessibility requirement (e.g., a TTY in every accessible room, roll in showers, special accommodations for service animals, etc.,). Separate the list of accommodations by the type of disability they serve (visual, hearing, etc.,)
  5. Provide an online form specifically for answering questions about accessibility

Here’s the truth about accessibility in hotels: If a hotel is accessible enough to remove a stress point from my travels, I will always stay at that hotel (or hell, chain of hotels if they’re consistent). That hotel will have one a customer for life. There’s nothing that brings me more joy than staying at a place that cares about every type of customer that comes through its doors.

Readers: Did I miss anything? Sound off in the comments

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This pisses me off so bad. So there is this black car that always parks sort of awkwardly at my job, and tonight they are parked in the middle of two spots… I noticed a white bag on the mirror when I was on my way into the building, and assuming it was a way of ‘marking’ the car, I kept an eye on it and contacted the owner. Sure enough, less than 20 minutes later, a note appeared on the car - “You’re a douchebag! Use 1 spot,” well, that just shows their ignorance because the owner of this car is confined to a wheelchair and has to park this way when all the disability spots are taken because they can’t get in and out without having room on the side. This is why you leave security issues to security! We are aware of the situation and have deemed it perfectly acceptable until we find a better solution, while the real douchebag who wrote the note has no authority to enforce parking rules. I understand the aggravation of trying to find parking but there were more than a dozen spots open further down, this individual was just being lazy. I am even willing to bet that whoever wrote it doesn’t have a valid permit to use the lot thenselves. Admittedly, the first time we encountered this car, we thought it was just careless or bad parking too, but we investigated and now understand. Sadly, I don’t know who left the note but if I find out, they will definitely be reminded to bring any complaints to me to handle and keep their own ignorance to themselves.

anonymous asked:

shout out to the group of men who came into the food court where I work during the pride parade and moved a bunch of chairs around in a way that blocked the path the our handicapped accessible table, then huffed off saying "you'd think they'd make seating more accommodating to gay people during pride" after I told them they couldn't move the chairs there. Like you guys do realize that we legally have to accommodate the 3 handicapped gays more than the 200 able bodied gays in here right?

Hey y’all

So. The world is pretty fucking ableist. And it makes my life very annoying, especially since a lot of people can be really inconsiderate about accessibility.

So I’m gonna say a thing.

Before I became supes disabled (aka back when I was lowkey disabled and not Disabled™) I didn’t give a lot of thought to how wheelchair accessible the world was. And I didn’t realize how scarce accessible areas were.

Bathrooms for instance. If there are multiple empty stalls, if you are physically able to use normal stalls, please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do not use the handicap stall. When I was more abled I was guilty of this. People generally don’t do it to be willful or spiteful. I’m not shaming you guys. I’m just trying to raise a bit of awareness to both the importance and scarcity of handicap friendly things in the world.

Because here’s the thing. Even if you haven’t seen a person in a wheelchair, or using a walker, or any other sort of mobility device, that doesn’t mean we don’t exist in public areas. And it really REALLY sucks to go into a bathroom, and have the ONE stall I can use be occupied by someone who could have used any other stall. Because then, I’ll be sitting there. In a public bathroom. In my chair. And every single abled person who walks in will stare at me, ask me if I’m ok and talk down to me, treat me like a leper, or just in general make me feel super awkward.

And I will sit there, outside the handicap stall, because I have no choice but to wait. And that means that if you are using that handicap stall, I will just be sitting there, listening to you do your business. I assume don’t want a captive audience when you’re doing the necessary. So please. Do not use the handicap stall if you do not need it, and if there are other stalls available.

Resources for disabled people are extremely scarce. Be a pal and keep us in mind

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As you wish, my friends. This is the 2nd & 3rd chapter I wrote squished into one. This weekend has been hellish, so I’m just getting to posting this now!

AU Cross-over of The Wedding Date and MMFD. 

Tags: @towongfu2 @milllott @lau-vm @celestev31 @tinakegg @milymargot @jackiewalsh2013 @annemarieted @kneekeyta @kingbeeyonce @fuck-sewing-machine @irish-girl-84 @mmfdfanfic @mykuhkors @i-dream-of-emus @rhi3915 @lovinglifeandlivinglove @nutinanutshell @voodoomarie @rockinthebeastmode @mirandasmadeofstone @protectfinnnelson @hey1tskat1e @eveerez @workinggirl101 @likeashootingstarfades @raeonashadowcaster

Also tagging: @arathewallflower @lilaviolet @bitchy-broken @bitchesbecrazy89 and @thatfunnygirllauren because you all showed some interest before for this one. 

I’ve been veering off course a little bit from the movie, but don’t worry it’ll still follow along mostly. 

Hope you enjoy and thank you, thank you for the feedback, lovelies! xx

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Why’d they put the Totem lathe so far away from everything? Oh right, this was Vriska’s doing. That explains it. At least she made the roof handicap accessible.

Having narrowly dodged obliteration, you take your place as the PAGE OF BREATH in the LAND OF SAND AND ZEPHYR.

So Tavros is the Page of Breath, eh? “Page” sounds less prestigious than “Heir” so I wonder what exactly the difference is between him and John. 

So far I’m 0 for two with my guesses for the troll’s titles. I thought I had Kanaya and Karkat pegged as the Maiden of Time and Page of Breath respectfully. 

anonymous asked:

Junkrat, Hanzo, and McCree headcanons for dating someone in a wheelchair?

((here you go darling!! they are such good bfs ))

- having prosthetics himself, he will kind of understand,
- of course, that’s nothing like being in a wheel chair
- he’ll understand when you want to do something for yourself and will let you do it
- he will try and make sure that you keep what you do on your own within reason
- he just doesn’t want you to get hurt
- he will never complain about you wanting to push you
- he won’t bring up asking you if you want prosthetics, but if you talk to him about it he will discuss it with you
- Will make sure that your wheel chair is never with squeaky wheels or a loose bolt
- always checks ahead of time to see if places are handicap accessible


- He kinda gets it, but you’ll probably have to explain what you can and cannot do
- will sometimes forget that you can’t do certain things, but will apologize profusely
- “Can ya do a wheelie?”
- If your wheelchair ever breaks, he will be able to fix it in a heart beat
- will help you get up the stairs if there’s a couple of them by pushing you up, but will try to remember what places will have ramps and which ones won’t
- He will steal you cute trinkets that you can put on your wheel chair, like decals and such
- will make jokes about taking your wheels and using them for a riptire, but only if you’re okay with the jokes. If you don’t like them, he stops and feels bad
- will always be by your side and try to help you with anything you ask for help with.
- he might ask you about prosthetics as soon as you both meet, but if you don’t want to talk about it he’ll let it go

- He doesn’t have leg prosthetics so he won’t pretend to understand
- if you have medicine he will go out of his way to make sure your prescription is always filled
- Will push you around and might run with you if he wants to hear you laugh
- will help you install anything you want on your wheelchair, such as decals or other things
- Will help you fix your wheelchair, or take it to someone who can
- Mccree will make sure to let you do stuff on your own, he doesn’t want you to feel helpless
- He will make sure that he doesn’t mistakenly take you to somewhere that is very hard to get to
- will go with you to your doctor visits if you want

“As far as haunted houses go, mine is pretty intense. We have had several experiences over several years, but this one is my favorite.

I walk in from the garage door with my brother and sister. There is a door to your left when you come in that is the downstairs bathroom that leads to a bedroom. My bedroom. We are all talking and coming through the door, everything normal, when the bathroom door SLAMS shut. The lights come on in the bathroom and you heard a woman’s voice yell ‘OUT’. At first I believe it is my sister and we must have walked in on her when she was using the bathroom. I go around the house to the other door to the bedroom and enter. Lights out. Window locked from the inside.

I go to check the other door leading to the bathroom. Locked as well. You can hear the sweeping motion of feet as well as a shadow pacing the floor. I use a coat hanger to unlock the door after screaming for whoever it was to answer and that I was armed (I believe I had a large metal rod).

I turn the knob. Open the door. A huge wave of cold air floods the room from the bathroom. No one was there. My sister was at a friend’s house. The house was completely empty and locked up tight.

An elderly woman passed away in the house in the late 1970’s. My room was her room because it was handicap accessible.”

By: CaptainRealObvious (Have you ever had an unexplained or paranormal experience?

anonymous asked:

Any Hephaestus cabin headcanons?

They all have secret rooms under their bed. 

They have the most intense games of hide-and-go-seek in Bunker 9. 

Lee use to disrupt Beckendorf in the forge by singing “Grease Lighting” because he knew Beckendorf hated Grease. 

Everything, the cabin, the forge, the bunker, is 100% handicap accessible. 

A lot of them lose limbs, become disabled in some way, or are born that way, and they often use it as a reason to build themselves cool robot prostheses and other tools to help them get around. Nyssa actually wants to go to school for bio-medical engineering to build accessible and helpful prostheses.

Jake Mason never recovered from when Festus attacked him, and he needs crutches to walk, and often just gets around camp in a wheel chair. He usually doesn’t mind it, except when Leo tried to modify his wheel chair to be propelled by rocket power. 

Aphrodite kind of feels bad for disliking her husband so much, so usually tries to make sure that all of his children find love. Even if it’s with her own daughter. But who doesn’t love a tragic love story?