I’ve discussed the inherent problems of micro-blogging before. But when the marginalized have the microphone, brevity is often not just the soul of wit but of agency. In an age when disabled people are still portrayed as either helpless victims, freakish villains, or larger-than-life heroes, we need more sites like Wheelchair Problems. Kinda now.
—  A shout-out to Wheelchair Problems in today’s post at Painting On Scars.
Sooo does anyone have experience with the ADA laws for education/schools?
My school apparently doesn’t have elevators in any of the buildings except ONE. I’m on the first floor of the dorms so it’s okay for that, but….what do i do for classes?!?! I’m worried enough about walking to class, I definitely can’t handle stairs… 

I can ask the disabilities office to make sure i have classes on first floors whenever possible, but it’s a small school and i doubt it always will be possible.

The ADA law states: “Schools must afford students with disabilities with equal opportunities "to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to reach the same level of achievement” as students without disabilities. Section 504 applies only to entities that receive federal funds"

So I’m sure my school gets federal funds. But can they still get away with it if the buildings are old(theres something about NEW buildings must be build with a) b) c) accommodations,) or things like that?

I’m just trying to get my facts straight before I talk to them so I can say what the law states and see what they’ll do for me. 

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In the alternative timeline...

There’s a letter in Chloe’s room (or house I forget) that is a personal letter from principal Wells saying he cannot make Blackwell accessible to Chloe.

This is bull shit

This is illegal

His reason is some BS “pre 1977” crap and he “doesn’t have the funds”

The state will pay to make the building accessible to handicapped people. It is a federal law that they cannot turn down a student for being handicapped.

If they truly don’t have the funds they can file with the state and get ramps put in for Chloe

Then he says Chloe should go to a dominantly handicapped school which infuriated me more

If any of you find yourself in this situation it is illegal and it is bull shit. It’s fucking BS if they say cannot do it. You can sue them and win if they turn you down because of their disability and I’m honestly very sad Joyce and William did not know about this.

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Is it really possible that there are people that don’t understand what a handicapped parking space is and why this area is to be kept open?

I don’t think so.

Therefore there are a lot of assholes that are all “fuck you handicapped person! YOU deal with the shopping cart that I am too precious to put away.”

Not only do I see more and more of this lately I have had people PARK in these handicapped access areas, leaving like three inches between cars. Never have those people had handicapped plates. This has I swear happened three times in the last couple of months.

People are self centered assholes.

Except YOU, of course. And me.


Marlon is building playgrounds for kids to unite the children so they learn to live with each other and bring more peace and harmony in the futur years because they are our futur. Marlon also does this to commemorate the 10th anniversary of hurricane Katrina.

You can go help Marlon on Friday august 28th, to help build the playground or help feed people :)   In addition to the playground, the plans include an outdoor stage and performance area, a handicap accessible walkway, and an outdoor dining space. call the school at 504 444-2224 :) 

I fudging hate this house cause it’s handicap accessible so the 2 year old can reach everything like the thermostat and she keeps turning the heat on and it’s 97 fudging degrees outside. I’m going to put her in the oven if she does it again. I’m too pregnant to be sweating in the house. COME ON L STOP FUDGING TOUCHING SHIT.

If we are still here when our year (lease) (April😭) is up we are moving into a normal house where 2 year olds can’t reach ANYTHING. FOR FUDGE SAKES I DONT EVEN WANT TO REACH IT.

I WILL NEVER AGAIN agree to a house that isn’t for normal people even if we have to wait to get a house cause fudge this 110%ly.

I honestly don’t know if we will be here though. W can reclass in September and I am really hoping he does. Even if we have to move with a 2-3 month old and an almost 3 year old. I am kind of already done here. I don’t even know where I’d want to move but here is where I don’t want to be.

No where feels like home & that is always gunna suck. Least we can retire in 16 years? We are heading to Canada. That’s always been the plan. Hasn’t changed. Can’t wait. I mean I can but ya know?

Anyways I’m complaining. Goodbye.

I'm home! (Again!)

I’m back from my second trip this month; I was in Minneapolis with my best friends. Of the last 29 days, I’ve been travelling for 20 of them. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind month?!

Anyway, this trip was amazing and shitty at the same time. My best friends and I had some great laughs but the whole point of the trip was to go see One Direction live in concert - and that was the evening I got fairly ill. My friends were awesome though, they missed the entire opening act to sit with me and bring me water and help me out. We found open seats in the handicap accessible section and waited it out there - basically my autonomic system went nuts and my heart/GI system/etc freaked out and I was very very close to blacking out. By the time 1D started and hour and a half later, I was better but still in rough shape. I unfortunately couldn’t even enjoy the concert that much because I was so focussed on getting though it without leaving in an ambulance. I bounced back and forth between being in the seats with my friends or in the accessible section, depending on how I felt.

Honestly, by the time I woke up the next morning, I had basically forgotten the concert. I literally have no emotional attachment to it because I barely remember it. People keep asking “was it amazing?!” and it’s like, “I think so?” We are talking about maybe going to another one somewhere else so they can see it again and I can have a do over, haha!

But really, it’s disappointing because I was really looking forward to this and also I just want to be able to attend a concert and enjoy it, you know? I cried a lot at the concert, and not for happy reasons. At least all 3 of my besties are fucking rock stars and were super lovely about the whole thing, even though it impacted their experience too. The rest of the trip was very hot and involved a lot of walking but I did pretty alright with it all, so yay for that!

Now I’m home though and I feel fucking awful and I’m not getting out of bed for at least 3 days (which is a total lie, because my next few days are health related - I have a loooong MRI tonight, an ultrasound on Friday and an appt next week!). Hope you guys are doing okay!

Shitty Humans of Cascade Pt 3: Finnegan Townsley “Just be like ‘Thank god this campground isn’t handicap accessible’”

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This lightweight portable shower chair commode with casters is packed with features to ensure a pleasant and comfortable bathing experience. One of the greatest benefits is the ultra comfort padded seat featuring an open front design making personal hygiene easy and convenient. When the shower chair is not in use the back and 12 qt. commode bucket can be removed without tools making cleaning and storage simple. The frame is manufactured with lightweight rust resistant anodized aluminum able to withstand a 300 lb. weight capacity. Easy to operate, shower chair. Commode comes equipped with 3" non-skid casters, making transfer to and from any bathroom safe and secure.

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Commode Wheelchair Rainbow 6:
Karma commode wheelchair rainbow 6 comes with lot of exiting features for elderly or physically challenged person who want commode in wheelchair. Karma Rainbow 6 has single seat with center cut commode having cushion cover on top and removable pan or plastic commode seat with pot.

Commode Wheelchair Rainbow 6 Features:
Frame Material : M.S.Chrome Plated
Single Seat with center cut commode
Both Option Available In Single Seat
Plastic Commode Seat With Pot.
Cushioned Top Cover
Square Pan Commode Pan
Removable Pan

Commode Wheelchair Rainbow 6 Measurements:
Frame Style : Foldable
Open Position Wheel To Wheel Width In : 26” (Inches)
Seat Width : 18” (Inches)
Total Width in Closing Position  : 11”  (Inches)
Rear Wheel Size : 24” (Inches)
Front Wheel Size : 8”  (Inches)
Seat to Floor Height  : 19” (Inches)
Seat Depth : 18” (Inches)
Total Height : 34”  (Inches)
Max User Weight Capacity  : 110 (kgs)
Net Weight  : 19.5 (kgs)
Armrest : Fixed
Footrest : Fixed
Wheel Quality : Rear Tyre Solid Tube Less
Rear Wheel Lock : Yes
Hand Brakes : No
Drop Back Handle : No

Wheelchair Recliner are specially designed to allow a person to comfortably recline at incremental angles safely and comfortably. Typically used for accommodation of severe hip extension contractures, orthostatic hypotension, and pressure re-distribution for prevention of skin breakdown.

Different Types Of Reclining Wheelchairs:
Reclining Wheelchair 902 GC
Reclining Wheelchair 609 GC
Karma Aurora 4 Reclining Wheelchair
Karma Reclining Wheelchair KM 5000
Karma VIP 515 Wheelchair

Karma Reclining Wheelchair KM 5000:
The karma reclining wheelchair km-5000 Transport Wheelchair is an ultra lightweight folding aluminum reclining wheelchair. With full length padded armrests, an adjustable height head pillow, and more this wheelchair has added comfort for any user. This chair also features swing-away elevating footrests and adjustable length leg supports and footplates. With a weight of 33 Lbs this chair can be transported with ease.

Karma Reclining Wheelchair KM 5000 Features:
Folding 6061 T-6 Aircraft-grade aluminum frame in black
powder coat finish
Backrest Reclines 90°~163° and includes anti-tippers
Full length padded detachable armrests with side panels
Swing-away detachable elevating footrests
Adjustable length leg supports & footplates
Adjustable-height head pillow
14" Mag wheels with flat free polyurethane tires
7" x 1" Flat free front polyurethane casters
Adjustable toggle wheel locks
High-grade flame retardant, breathable nylon upholstery
Limited lifetime warranty on frames and cross-braces, one
year on parts
One of only two lightweight recliners available in the USA
Also Available in Large Manual Rear Wheel option, (KM-
5000F), please call for more info
Frame Color: Silver

Karma Reclining Wheelchair KM 5000 Measurements:
Seat Width 16 inch., 18 inch., 20 inch., 22 inch.
Seat Depth 18 inch.
Seat Height 20 inch.
Back Height 33 inch.
Overall Height 51 inch.
Overall Open Width 25 inch., 27 inch., 29 inch., 31 inch.
Overall Length 39 inch.
Weight Without Riggings 33 lb., 34 lb.
Weight Cap 250 lb., 300 lb., 350 lb.
Shipping Dimensions 39? L x 30? H x 14? W

To celebrate summer, we’re getting our Irish up!  Join us at Peggy Kinnane’s on 8/22!  The restaurant cannot do individual checks, so please have cash handy… but they are fully handicapped-accessible and the food is fantastic!  Please RSVP to me by 8/18.  See you there! (I’ll be the one with a pint of hard cider in hand!) – Anne

Wheelchair Van Conversion Styles: Side-Entry Vs. Rear-Entry

Wheelchair Van Conversion Styles: Side-Entry Vs. Rear-Entry

There are several wheelchair accessible van conversion styles you’ll want to consider when choosing the right mobility solution for you. One decision you’ll have to make is to choose between a side-entry wheelchair van and a rear-entry wheelchair accessible van.

Side-Entry Vs. Rear-Entry Wheelchair Vans
One of the most important choices you’ll make in selecting a handicap accessible wheelchair van…

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