Over the last couple of weeks I have been developing a podcast and website that I hope will educate others with disabilities on their legal rights and help them understand how to enforce them. The website for this new project is Demand Our Access. The first episode of the podcast was yesterday at two PM… Continue reading Demand Our Access
I have been venting a lot lately, but this is another important rant. The number of companies that work in the accessibility space and hire few to no people with disabilities is staggering and shameful. If a company won’t hire people with disabilities it doesn’t care about people with disabilities or accessibility.
The title may be a bit harsh, but it makes an important point. In most cases, if you have to ask a person with a disability if something is accessible, the odds are very high it isn’t.
Recently, I wrote about it taking me an hour to pay my garbage bill. I’m happy to say Waste Management has been responsive. I have reason to believe their payment system will be accessible as early as next week.
I am not enjoying writing this post. I hate almost always having to be critical. But I have to tell the truth. The sad truth is that Democrats, as you will see, don’t care about accessible transit stations. As usual, they are engaging in political theater designed to convince people to believing they are doing… Continue reading Democrats Don’t Really Care About Accessible Transit Stations
I am forced to use Waste Management as my garbage, recycling, and yard debris company. I have been a forced customer of their’s for nearly six years. During that time, theirwebsite has not been fully accessible, but I could, with more effort than I should need to spend, pay my bill. But today it was… Continue reading It Took me Over an Hour to Pay my Garbage Bill
Earlier, I wrote about civil rights laws being designed to limit civil rights. Today, I’m going to use a current example from my own life to illustrate the point.
Civil rights laws including the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are developed by Congress to largely depend on the public filing complaints with the government and/or suing violators. Passage of these laws is accompanied with lots of fanfare and celebration. Politicians brag about their commitment to civil rights, equality,… Continue reading Complaint Based Civil Rights Laws are Designed to Ensure Fewer Civil Rights
The most important mantra from the disability community is nothing about us without us. Yet, our civil rights have largely been established by people without disabilities, who have forced their lack of respect for us and their inability to see us as their equals (whether they realize it or not) as the primary motivations for… Continue reading You are Accommodating Your Discrimination, not Me