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NYC Agrees to Improve  Accessibility of Yellow Taxis
 Congratulations to disability advocates in NYC!
There was a big win for accessibility in the Big Apple today. A precedent setting settlement agreement was reached today with the New York Taxi Cab and Limousine Commission and a number of disability organizations. The settlement requires that at least 50% of taxi cabs in Manhattan by the year 2020.
This agreement has huge implications for people with disabilities who live and visit in NYC, affecting everything from interdependent living to community inclusion to shoe durability.

"In the half decade I worked on disability policy in NYC no issue garnered as much attention as accessible taxis," said fellow Ceep Lawrence Carter-Long, former Executive Director of the Disabilities Network of NYC and recipient of the Frieda Zames award for disability advocacy from NYC Mayor Micheal R. Bloomberg in 2009. "As the Big Apple ushers in a new era with the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor it appears that the outgoing administration has finally decided to come down on the right side of history. But just barely. 6500 wheelchair accessible taxis in a city the size of New York isn’t perfect but it is most certainly a sign of progress rolling forward. The real test will be in the implementation. Thankfully, history has shown that if the citizens of NYC want something done, they’ll find a way to do it. With the right leadership at the helm great things can come from this agreement and all the work, that has been going on for decades now, that eventually made it possible. I’m cautiously optimistic, hopeful even, that the shoes of disabled NY’ers will last a little longer as a result of decisions like these. After years of unnecessary road blocks and bureaucratic entanglements, the momentum behind this agreement is an extremely good sign."

Image source: Disabilities Network of New York

Hey, that’s me in that archive photo attached to excellent current events…

cpshoes:

NYC Agrees to Improve  Accessibility of Yellow Taxis


Congratulations to disability advocates in NYC!

There was a big win for accessibility in the Big Apple today. A precedent setting settlement agreement was reached today with the New York Taxi Cab and Limousine Commission and a number of disability organizations. The settlement requires that at least 50% of taxi cabs in Manhattan by the year 2020.

This agreement has huge implications for people with disabilities who live and visit in NYC, affecting everything from interdependent living to community inclusion to shoe durability.

"In the half decade I worked on disability policy in NYC no issue garnered as much attention as accessible taxis," said fellow Ceep Lawrence Carter-Long, former Executive Director of the Disabilities Network of NYC and recipient of the Frieda Zames award for disability advocacy from NYC Mayor Micheal R. Bloomberg in 2009. "As the Big Apple ushers in a new era with the election of Bill de Blasio as Mayor it appears that the outgoing administration has finally decided to come down on the right side of history. But just barely. 6500 wheelchair accessible taxis in a city the size of New York isn’t perfect but it is most certainly a sign of progress rolling forward. The real test will be in the implementation. Thankfully, history has shown that if the citizens of NYC want something done, they’ll find a way to do it. With the right leadership at the helm great things can come from this agreement and all the work, that has been going on for decades now, that eventually made it possible. I’m cautiously optimistic, hopeful even, that the shoes of disabled NY’ers will last a little longer as a result of decisions like these. After years of unnecessary road blocks and bureaucratic entanglements, the momentum behind this agreement is an extremely good sign."

Image source: Disabilities Network of New York

Hey, that’s me in that archive photo attached to excellent current events…

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Them’s my feet…

cpshoes:

#GuestShoes 
You might think that I am posting these particular shoes to signal the beginning of fall…. but, this picture was actually taken June 23rd. 
The owner writes:
"And, no, my feet don’t realize that it’s summer."
Cerebral palsy can mean having feet that do not realize the rules of seasonal attire. According to visionary designer Alexander McQueen, however,  "It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules."
Cerebral Palsy - creating fashion renegades through the realities of being out of season. 

Them’s my feet…

cpshoes:

#GuestShoes 

You might think that I am posting these particular shoes to signal the beginning of fall…. but, this picture was actually taken June 23rd. 

The owner writes:

"And, no, my feet don’t realize that it’s summer."

Cerebral palsy can mean having feet that do not realize the rules of seasonal attire. According to visionary designer Alexander McQueen, however,  "It’s a new era in fashion - there are no rules."

Cerebral Palsy - creating fashion renegades through the realities of being out of season. 

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(The text that goes with the image says: I don’t always watch classic films, but when I do, I prefer “The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film”).
A friendly take on that meme with that guy, in honor of another guy who is hosting "The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film" in October, if you have the fancy cable tee-vee.

But then, not to be outdone, he made his own…

(The text that goes with the image says: I don’t always watch classic movies but when I do… I prefer ‘The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film’ on TCM)
(The text that goes with the image says: I don’t always watch classic films, but when I do, I prefer “The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film”).

A friendly take on that meme with that guy, in honor of another guy who is hosting "The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film" in October, if you have the fancy cable tee-vee.


But then, not to be outdone, he made his own…

(The text that goes with the image says: I don’t always watch classic movies but when I do… I prefer ‘The Projected Image: A History of Disability in Film’ on TCM)

“Liebe Perla” at the DISLABELED Film Series, May 16th @ CUNY Graduate Center

Update: Read More on “Liebe Perla”…

DISLABELED film series DISLABELED is NYCs monthly screening series dedicated to celebrating disability culture. We showcase films which portray disabled people living full lives then follow it up with a lively Q&A. Join us in partnership with CUNY Public Science Project for our May screening of the award-winning Israeli documentary, Liebe Perla. With Guest Speaker, Simi Linton, PhD. Wednesday May 16th, 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (between 34th & 35th Streets) Psychology Conference Room. Room 6304.01, Photo ID required for entry. $5 Suggested Donation. DISLABELED is proud to feature Open Captioning, Audio Description, ASL Interpretation and Barrier-Free Access at all screenings and events, guaranteed. Please support our scent-free environment by abstaining from perfume and cologne. RSVP to dislabeledfilm@gmail.com, website http://dislabeledfilm.wordpress.com. Follow us on Twitter @dislabeledfilm and on Facebook: DISLABELED Film Series.

The DISLABELED Film Series is back!  After an our spring break in April, we are back this month with a new screening and discussion.


See you there!

From the March 30, 2012 Candlelight Vigil for George Hodgins, and Other Disabled Victims of Murder in Union Square, NYC.

Read more at DisabilityRightNow, and elsewhere.

DISLABELED Film Series Premiere

DISLABELED is NYC’s monthly screening series dedicated to celebrating disability culture.

We showcase films that portray people with disabilities living full lives and then follow it up with lively, meaningful discussion.

Join us for our first night as we kick things off with the award-winning Spanish film YO, TAMBIÉN!.

Wednesday March 7th 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan (between 34th and 35th Sts)

Photo ID required for entry.

$5 Suggested Donation.

With Special Guests Lawrence Carter-Long (disTHIS!) and first-time filmmaker Margot Cole (Drama Sighted).

DISLABELED is proud to feature Open Captioning, Audio Description, ASL Interpretation and Barrier-Free Access at all screenings and events, guaranteed.

Please support our scent-free environment by abstaining from perfume and cologne.

E-mail dislabeledfilm@gmail.com  Please RSVP!

Website http://dislabeledfilm.wordpress.com

Follow us on Twitter @dislabeledfilm and on Facebook at DISLABELED Film Series

Random Quote

gimpyone:

OK OK… just explain ONE thing to me.. wtf is an ableist? like is that a serious term? things like this is what makes me laugh rather than take it seriously.. by comin up with terms for good old regular folk you marginalize what you are tryin to accomplish.. it becomes and niche movement… i mean i cant be the only one that thinks ableist is retarded”

This quote is awesome, not only because it was said by a person with a disability, but also the language he uses.

You’re my boy, Blue.

And the other guy… sadly, I know him, too.

(Reblogged from gimpyone)