Sunday, April 29, 2012

BADD 2012 is upon us!

The logo for Blogging Against Disablism Day, BADD
The logo for Blogging Against Disablism Day
It's year 7 for Blogging Against Disablism Day, and The Goldfish has all the details for getting involved on 1 May.  Also follow BADDTweets on Twitter for developments.  DSTU will try to have something for our seventh entry in the annual event--stay tuned about that.  But go on over and have a look at who else will be contributing!  The posts should start going up soon, as May 1 starts arriving in various places...

Friday, April 06, 2012

postnuclear and silicon subjectivities

I am currently in the middle of writing a proposal-writing (bookshelf). The project concerns best practices in consumer health librarianship however I hope to frame the work with a consideration of the broader social context. These two works might be thought of as models for the sort of critical analysis that I enjoy. But they also suggest background issues - environmental consciousness and holistic health practice - that would need to be taken into consideration when considering appropriate LIS approaches.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Dilyn y Fflam

We will have come of age when the media criticise our performances and are negative about us in the same way as they are for other sportspeople rather than constantly praising us as being ‘brave’. Paralympians are achievers who do not necessarily wish to be portrayed constantly as ‘overcoming adversity’.”

--Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson

This quote (and one of Dame Tanni's racing chairs) is part of an exhibit at the National Library of Wales, "Following the Flame" (Dilyn y Fflam), which opened over the weekend. The exhibit is about Olympic history, in anticipation of the 2012 London Games, and has several focuses or themes, including Welsh athletes, and paralympians. Simon Richardson was the guest at the opening. There are photos at the NLW's Facebook page; looks worth a visit.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Call for links, April edition of Disability Blog Carnival: "Change"

The call for links on the theme of change is up now at -- here are the main details:
Disability is (often) not a static condition; it changes over time, gets better and worse, and your coping skills adjust accordingly. Write about some of the changes that in your life, either that have affected your disability, or that has caused your disability to affect your life in new ways. These may be disability-related or not; for me, the last year has brought changes both because of a change in medication (disability-related) and a change in my living arrangements (not disability-related). Any changes are fair game; broad interpretations of the theme are encouraged.

Submissions are due April 25th. ...To submit a post, just leave a link in the comments of this post - anonymous comments are allowed - or email me at Your submissions do not have to be new posts. Feel free to submit older essays or posts; however, I'd prefer if they have not previously been submitted to the disability blog carnival. ...The carnival is open to both people with disabilities and allies.