------------ ---------- Diary of a Goldfish: Blogging Against Disablism Day will be on 1st May, 2009

Diary of a Goldfish

Monday, April 13, 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day will be on 1st May, 2009

Blogging Against Disablism Day 2008 is now underway. Please click here to read the contributions or register your own.

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009Blogging Against Disablism day will be on Friday, 1st May. This is the day where all around the world, disabled and non-disabled people will blog about their experiences, observations and thoughts about disability discrimination. In this way, we hope to raise awareness of inequality, promote equality and celebrate the progress we've made.

How to take part.

1. Post a comment below to say you intend to join in. I will then add you to the list of participants on the sidebar of this blog. Everyone is welcome.

2. Spread the word by linking to this site, displaying our banner and/ or telling everyone about it. The entire success of Blogging Against Disablism Day depends entirely on bloggers telling other bloggers and readers in advance.

3. Write a post on the subject of disability discrimination, disablism or ableism and publish it on May 1st - or as close as you are able. Podcasts, videocasts and on-line art are also welcome. You can cover any subject, specific or general, personal, social or political. In the previous three BADD, folks have written about all manner of subjects, from discrimination in education and employment, through health care, parenting, family life and relationships, as well as the interaction of disablism with racism and sexism. Every year I have been asked, so it's worth saying; the discrimination experienced by people with mental ill health is disablism, so naturally such posts are welcome too.

You can see the archives for previous years here: 2006, 2007, 2008.

Blogging Against Disablism Day is not a carnival of previously published material. The point about doing this around one day is that it is a communal effort and all the posts connect to one another. You can of course use your own post to promote other things you've written as you wish.

4. Come back here to Diary of a Goldfish on the day to let everyone know that you've posted and to check out what other people have written. I shall post links to everyone's posts throughout the day, creating an archive. However, I do need you to comment and leave the URL of your post or else I shan't find your post and won't be able to link to it.


Naturally, Blogging Against Disablism Day invites contributions from people with all variety of impairments and none at all. You are welcome to contribute with podcasts, video-blogging or anything else that allows you to take part. And whilst May 1st is when this all takes place, nobody who happens to have a bad day that Friday is going to be left out of the archive.

If anyone has any questions about web accessibility, JackP has suggested checking out the Accessify Forum.

I am not an expert on web accessibility myself, so if there are any suggestions about how I can make this day more accessible, please e-mail me at diaryofagoldfish at googlemail.com

The Linguistic Amnesty

Whilst discussions about language and the way it can be used to oppress or empower us are more than welcome, please respect the language that people, particularly to describe themselves in their own contributions. We all have personal preferences, there are cultural variations and different political positions which affect the language we use. Meanwhile, non-disabled contributors can become nervous about using the most appropriate language to use, so please cut everyone as much slack as possible on the day.

At the same time, do not feel you have to use the same language that I do, even to talk about "disablism". If you prefer to blog against disability discrimination, ableism or blog for disability equality, then feel free to do so.

Last year I wrote a basic guide to the Language of Disability which I hope might explain some of the thinking behind the different language disabled people prefer to use about themselves.

Links & Banners

To link back to this post, simply copy and paste the following code:

These banners have seemed popular over the last couple of years and I can't think of anything better. If anyone fancies editing these images or coming up with something new, then please do so. You are free to use these as you like, so long as you use them in support of Blogging Against Disablism Day. If you already have the banner, you just need to change the URL that it links to from last year's BADD. Otherwise, you simply need to copy the contents of one of these boxes and paste it on your blog, in a post or on the sidebar as you like. The banners come in two colour combinations and two sizes. The sizes are a 206 pixels square or 150 x 200 pixels.

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009This is the black and white banner which reads "Blogging Against Disablism". Here's the code for the square one:

And here's the code for the narrower one (which can be seen here):

Blogging Against Disablism Day, May 1st 2009This is the colourful banner which reads "Blogging Against Disablism". This is the code for the square one:

And here's the code for the narrower one (which can be seen here):

Please leave a (comment including the URL of your blog) to let everyone know you are joining in and I shall add a link to you on the sidebar. Also, if you have any questions, please ask.

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Comments on "Blogging Against Disablism Day will be on 1st May, 2009"


OpenID samedifference1.com said ... (5:58 PM) : 

Great to know that BADD will be back! I'll definitely be participating at Same Difference www.samedifference1.com


Blogger NAIZA said ... (8:33 PM) : 

Thanks for the update about blogging against disablism day. I definitely want to join very long time ago since I found out your blogs. Keep up all the good work and keeping the awareness alive. You are an inspiration to many, Naiza


Blogger Mary said ... (9:33 PM) : 

I'm in! (insert standard unpredictability caveat regarding time/date/quality of submission due to condition as already covered in this post)


Blogger Penny L. Richards said ... (9:40 PM) : 

You know we'll be there, for our fourth BADD year. Already publicizing it, too!


Blogger Radio said ... (10:01 PM) : 

Will definitely take part at Radioclare and am trying to get some other people to join in too :)


Blogger FridaWrites said ... (10:37 PM) : 

I will be there--thanks for hosting this again! It's a big job.


Anonymous Shiloh said ... (11:10 PM) : 

Count me in.


Blogger Wheelchair Dancer said ... (1:42 AM) : 

me 2!!

thank you.



Blogger Diane J Standiford said ... (2:46 AM) : 

Game on!


Blogger Taxingwoman said ... (3:10 AM) : 

I will join


Blogger Wheelie Catholic said ... (3:26 AM) : 

Count me in too, thanks :)



Blogger Cheryl said ... (3:39 AM) : 

me too


Blogger narrator said ... (3:44 AM) : 

I'll be there! Writing, blogging, then reading all day.

- Ira Socol


Blogger lauredhel said ... (10:26 AM) : 

Definitely! And I'm spreading the word.


OpenID alias-sqbr said ... (11:44 AM) : 

I will do my best to remember!


OpenID kethry said ... (12:12 PM) : 

I'll be blogging. no clue what about, other than sticking to the topic, but i'm in! *pulls on finkin' 'at*


Blogger Greg said ... (12:41 PM) : 

me too, I'm in www.pittrehab.blogspot.com


OpenID butterfly said ... (12:42 PM) : 

Will try my doggedest to be in, too.. Memory's an issue so counting on the Internet to keep the reminder front and center.. :GRIN:

Not sure where I'll be posting this year so for now, just under the name:

"Cindy Sue Causey"

Off to tweet it before hitting the rainsoaked streets of Jasper.. :)


Blogger Carleen said ... (12:58 PM) : 

I'm in and have been waiting for it!



Blogger SKM said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Great news! Thanks for all the hard work of coordinating BADD. I'm in!



Anonymous Eileen Foster said ... (3:37 PM) : 

Count me in for BADD! Will be my first year as a participant, looking forward to it!


OpenID hymes said ... (3:56 PM) : 

Count me in: http://hymes.wordpress.com

Just wanted to note when I updated my banner, the very first one still links back to 2008, not to 2009 so I used the next one.


Blogger Zan said ... (4:06 PM) : 

Sign me up. And pray my swiss cheese memory doesn't let this fall through the cracks :)



Anonymous blue girl said ... (4:09 PM) : 

I'm in!


Blogger Dave Hingsburger said ... (4:31 PM) : 

I'm in with both feet and four wheels.


Blogger The Goldfish said ... (4:41 PM) : 

hymes - Thanks very much for pointing this out - I have now put that right.


Blogger Ashley's Mom said ... (5:10 PM) : 

I'll also be participating again this year:



Anonymous JackP said ... (5:33 PM) : 

Count me in. Not sure exactly what to write yet, but I'll tootle around the previous years for inspiration if needs be.


Anonymous QuakerDave said ... (5:35 PM) : 

Yes, yes, yes.



Blogger Sophia said ... (6:25 PM) : 

I missed last year, but will be back this time! Thanks for hosting this important event.


Blogger Sophia said ... (6:27 PM) : 

Oops, forgot to give you my blog url: http://sophiascall.blogspot.com/


Blogger E. said ... (6:50 PM) : 

Yes. I will be posting. Thanks!

My url is: http://thenoseisholy.blogspot.com/


Blogger Cynthia said ... (7:19 PM) : 

I'll be blogging on ableism in education at http://udmlti.edublogs.org


Blogger Alena said ... (8:31 PM) : 

I'm totally in. I haven't decided on a topic just yet, but there's plenty to choose from. Find my contribution at


Anonymous Cale said ... (9:56 PM) : 

I'll be participating.



Blogger Mór Rígan said ... (10:13 PM) : 

I'm in!

I'm thinking about focussing on non neurotypical issues



Blogger annaham said ... (1:06 AM) : 

I will be participating. This is exciting!


Blogger girlonwheels said ... (1:30 AM) : 

I intend to join in for the first time!


Anonymous QuakerDave said ... (2:38 AM) : 

WOW! And the widget actually worked on Wordpress!


Blogger Tara Marie said ... (3:03 AM) : 

We are in again this year [and every year we are blessed to still beable to participate]

Thank you!!!!


Blogger theFutureRev.Cody said ... (3:48 AM) : 

Wonderful. I intend on participating.



Anonymous DayAlMohamed said ... (6:19 AM) : 

I'm definitely interested in participating this year! There is a lot of potential and just your opening commentary on language gave me a few ideas, particularly as it applies to law/policy.

This is obviously a lot of work, and a labour of love. Thanks!


OpenID muse said ... (6:52 AM) : 

will be participating at the new blog at http://muse.dreamwidth.org, after a year of radio silence.

probably posting on either disability & online community or the ever-popular "why you shouldn't ask me what my medical condition is the instant I identify myself (a nonvisibly disabled person) as disabled for purposes of being an ally, doing political work, telling you what my job/thesis is, or asking for accomodations?"


Anonymous Laura said ... (10:00 AM) : 

Count me in, too.


Blogger Never That Easy said ... (3:01 PM) : 

I am in for this year as well, Fishy friend. I'm so glad you're up to hosting it again. :)


Anonymous Stephen Deal said ... (3:35 PM) : 

I'm looking forward to it. Count me in.


OpenID notimpressed said ... (3:52 PM) : 

Count me in.


Blogger Rebecca Wilson said ... (5:20 PM) : 

Awesome, looking forward to it!

Both of the blogs that I manage will feature BADD content on May 1. They are: http://centralparkchallenge.blogspot.com/


Blogger ConnectIrmeli said ... (5:50 PM) : 

I'll participate:


Anonymous Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton said ... (6:55 PM) : 

We will be participating!



Anonymous Gary Miller said ... (7:35 PM) : 

My first BADD! I'll definitely post something. Thanks for letting us know.


Blogger Paula Apodaca said ... (8:00 PM) : 

2009 already? I will post to BADD, certainly!


Blogger wordsmith_for_hire said ... (8:43 PM) : 

I joined in a couple of years ago, will be doing the same this year.


Blogger Joseph Karr said ... (8:56 PM) : 

Ah yes, my life is a series of Disablism Days, I'll surely be blogging about it that ONE day:-)



Blogger mid-life rookie said ... (9:33 PM) : 

This will be my first time to participate in BADD, so here's my link - http://midliferookie.blogspot.com/


Anonymous Sarah said ... (11:32 PM) : 

I'd like to take part.



Blogger rickismom said ... (11:35 PM) : 

Yes, G-d willing, I'll join in, at BENEATH THE WINGS


Blogger Powder Hound said ... (11:42 PM) : 

i hope this is constructive and usefull Blogging and not just lots of people bitching about their problems. If we can all Blog usefully on May 1st, i think we can get a more accomplished. Let's go for lots of ideas on how to Fix problems rather than just complain about them


Anonymous Wench said ... (12:34 AM) : 

I'll be participating! FYI, I found the link to this on Shakesville.

I'll be posting at my LJ, http://www.livejournal.com/myownwench

Thanks for hosting and putting this together!


Anonymous Peter Tan said ... (3:42 AM) : 

This is a very good initiative. Directed here from Wheelie Catholic. Count me in.


Anonymous JackP said ... (12:26 PM) : 

@Powder Hound - constructive is good, obviously, but as with the Goldfish's linguistic amnesty, I don't think there should be rules suggesting people can't let off steam about unfair treatment if they don't want.

May I also suggest that any of you making reference to said event on twitter use the #BADD09 hashtag. I will certainly be tweeting links to my favourite BADD posts...


Anonymous Emma said ... (1:02 PM) : 

I'm in... I think you already knew that but thought I should comment here too.


OpenID troubleinchina said ... (3:54 PM) : 

Oh, i forgot the signup part!

Trouble is a state of mind


Blogger Ettina said ... (4:53 PM) : 

I'll try to post something on May first. I have exams between then and now, however, so I can't guarantee that I'll remember.


Blogger Lady Bracknell said ... (7:09 PM) : 

But of course.


Blogger The Goldfish said ... (11:16 PM) : 

Thanks everyone so far! And thanks for everyone promoting this elsewhere - there has been an excellent response!

Wench - Thanks, but the link you've given here doesn't work and I can't find you by searching livejournal.


Anonymous Miss Waxie aka A Comic Life, Indeed said ... (11:45 PM) : 

Fabulous event!

I write comics about my illnesses and how they effect my life. I'll do my best to make a great one for this - I'd better start planning it now!!



Blogger Gone Fishing said ... (8:14 AM) : 

I may, in the secure knowledge that no normal person would ever read my rblog anyway

NOGAN there's an appropriate word verification if ever I saw one


Blogger yinyang said ... (8:15 AM) : 

I hadn't heard about BADD until this year, and I'm interested in participating, because ablism has been on my mind recently. I might even do more than one post.



Blogger Christine Southard said ... (2:58 PM) : 

Hi Goldfish, Count me in. I'm going to blog about my experience as an adaptive ski instructor at the Adaptive Sports Foundation. http://www.adaptivesportsfoundation.org/


Blogger Kirsten said ... (4:55 PM) : 

I'm in. And looking forward to reading the other posts.


OpenID undercoverpunk said ... (5:06 PM) : 

It's ON!!


Blogger Timmargh said ... (9:11 PM) : 

I'm in!



OpenID educationontheplate said ... (10:57 PM) : 

Please count me in for BADD. Its something that's been on my mind for ages.


Anonymous Linda Radfem said ... (11:09 PM) : 

Fully committed!


Blogger seahorse said ... (11:17 PM) : 

I look forward to this almost more than Christmas. Count me in :-)


Blogger seahorse said ... (11:30 PM) : 


Sorry, forgot that bit earlier


Blogger Goldfish of China said ... (10:17 AM) : 

let me see...http://goldfishofchina.com/


Blogger Monica said ... (1:23 PM) : 

I will be joining in.



Blogger astrang said ... (6:54 PM) : 

I am absolutely in - can't wait to start writing and reading!


Anonymous stewartn said ... (7:04 PM) : 

I'm in.


OpenID educationontheplate said ... (8:31 PM) : 

I'm so ready for my first BADD day I neglected to give you my blog's URL. Sorry.



Blogger Christiane said ... (10:12 PM) : 

I'm in again - www.behindertenparkplatz.de


Anonymous Chally said ... (12:10 AM) : 

Love to! http://zeroatthebone.wordpress.com Thanks for this.


Blogger Jo Tamar said ... (8:56 AM) : 

I plan to participate. Thanks for co-ordinating it!

My blog is here: http://jotamar.wordpress.com/


Anonymous Dark Angel said ... (2:34 PM) : 

I'll definitely be taking part.


Anonymous cripchick said ... (7:47 PM) : 

i'm in!!!

thanks for putting this together.


Blogger Mark A. Foster, Ph.D. said ... (9:10 PM) : 

I will be participating. I have had the BADD banner on my site for several months:



Blogger incurable hippie said ... (10:30 PM) : 

I will be blogging against disablism again :)


Blogger Editor said ... (11:09 PM) : 

Hello, Can I join in too?


Blogger Elise said ... (2:03 AM) : 

OK, I'm in. Don't know exactly what approach I'll take, and I'm a little nervous about it... so that probably means it's a really good thing for me to do right now.


Blogger Joeymom said ... (3:15 AM) : 

I'm in. Thanks for hosting this again!


OpenID lindra said ... (10:31 AM) : 

I'm in!


Blogger Sally's World said ... (3:26 PM) : 

I'm fairly new to this and definitely joining in i'm at www.sallyannestephenson.blogspot.com


Blogger tig said ... (9:00 PM) : 

I shall indeed be joining in!!!



Blogger Rob Wilson said ... (6:01 AM) : 

We're in at What Sorts of People:



Anonymous James Coltham said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Am planning my post already :) http://www.prettysimple.co.uk/blog


OpenID slewth said ... (10:16 AM) : 

Count me in! All the best, Sarah.


Blogger Norman DeLisle said ... (10:09 PM) : 

I'll be posting BADD as well.


Blogger imfunnytoo said ... (1:12 AM) : 

I'll be there :)


Blogger Rose said ... (4:49 AM) : 

I'm in: http://challengesofeveryday.blogspot.com/


Blogger Daniel Goldberg said ... (4:54 AM) : 

I've missed the last few, but
count me in.

Medical Humanities Blog


Blogger Laura said ... (5:02 AM) : 

Touched By an Alien is going to be participating in this year's BADD. I think I am going to blog about society's definition of success and how that impacts individuals with disaiblities. I am going to focus on individual happiness and fullfillment versus the stereotypical image of "success." I think I will title my post "Stereotype of Success."



Blogger Selene said ... (6:11 AM) : 

Sign me up! I enjoyed reading the entries last year!


OpenID jadelennox said ... (4:04 PM) : 

I am definitely in again. Last year's was fabulous.


Blogger Deb said ... (4:38 PM) : 

i am in. i have just been inspired and i think i can swing this. it may be a little different than what you had in mind, but i think you'll be pleased.

came over from sally ann's.

this is so awesome.



Anonymous Rich Dixon said ... (5:09 PM) : 

I'm in!



Blogger asansouthwestohio said ... (7:21 PM) : 

I'd like to contribute two separate posts -- one will be on the ASAN Southwest Ohio site and another will be a guest post on the change.org autism blog.

Dora Raymaker is also planning to write a post for BADD on the change.org autism blog.

Meg Evans


OpenID doctor-denmark said ... (7:57 PM) : 

I shall be there writing something for it.



Blogger matt said ... (9:25 PM) : 

I'm in - will post at http://criminaljustice.change.org


Blogger Nick said ... (11:12 PM) : 

I'm in.



Blogger Terri said ... (11:30 PM) : 

Count me in!


Blogger Spaz Girl said ... (12:53 AM) : 

hell yeah i'm definitely doing BADD again!!! and i will try and actually post on BADD this year. i hope. that's a friday right? yeah i'm usually fairly free on fridays, but we'll see. i may be studying for the SATS...*gag*


Anonymous Tom Babinszki said ... (2:02 AM) : 

I will definitely write an article on May 1.


OpenID tigertale7 said ... (3:06 AM) : 

I will definitely be taking part again this year. Thanks again for doing this - it's so important!



Blogger maeve said ... (3:20 AM) : 

I'll be blogging at http://maevegobash.blogspot.com


Blogger hutahima said ... (1:24 PM) : 

My ID is actually huahima, not hutahima, but I don't know how to correct this. Anyway, I'd love to join!



Blogger william Peace said ... (1:47 PM) : 

Okay, I am in. This will be a first for me.


Anonymous Niamh said ... (2:56 PM) : 

I'll be there - blogging at http://getaheadblog.wordpress.com


Blogger ATHENA said ... (3:37 PM) : 

be sure to check out www.neverwalkedinhighheels.com on BADD day


Blogger ImagineMDD said ... (4:57 PM) : 

I'm in, too. Thanks for bringing it back for '09.



Anonymous Louise Watch said ... (5:23 PM) : 

Hi, I'll be blogging again this year from Information for Independence with a special deviation from our regular equality blog - if you like gadgets then you'll love this years entry!



Anonymous Matt said ... (5:54 PM) : 

I really enjoyed reading all the posts last year, and I'd be honored to participate for the first time this year.


Anonymous Astrid said ... (7:58 PM) : 

Hi, I will be joining in again this year at http://astridvanwoerkom.wordpress.com.


Blogger Deborah said ... (5:52 AM) : 

I'll be putting up a post at The Hand Mirror, and I will probably cross-post it at my own blog, In a Strange Land.



Blogger J.J. in L.A. said ... (7:06 AM) : 

I've only been blogging since October so I haven't heard about this before but I think it's a GREAT idea! I'm in!



Anonymous JackP said ... (11:02 PM) : 

Sorry for not mentioning before, but can I suggest that anyone wanting information on web accessibility pops over to Accessify Forum where we will try to answer accessibility related questions, if you want to add that link to the accessibility part of your post.

In the interests of transparency, I should point out that both myself and Gary Miller (who you will also find in this comment stream) are moderators on the forum, so anyone with accessibility questions is perfectly welcome to drop by and say hello!


Blogger SkylersDad said ... (11:26 PM) : 

I have a son with CP, I am in!


Blogger Jemma Brown said ... (11:49 AM) : 

I will be taking part over at my blog www.jemmabrown.wordpress.com the blogs title is Through My Eyes

I have passed the details on to my level tutors and course leaders at uni and have agreed to host pieces produced by other students so there may be a lot of activity or no one will be interested.


Blogger Damon Lord said ... (1:59 PM) : 

Count me in. I'll be posting at http://saiminu.blogspot.com, come the day.


Blogger pete said ... (2:18 PM) : 

Grafitti from me will be forthcoming.


Blogger Herrad said ... (6:12 PM) : 


I intend to join Blogging against Disabilism.




Blogger Haddayr said ... (11:01 PM) : 

I will participate at haddayr.livejournal.com.


OpenID capriuni said ... (11:20 PM) : 

My friends are encouraging, so I'll be jumping in. The challenge will be in not repeating myself.

I'll be writing here: http://capriuni.livejournal.com/


Blogger The Goldfish said ... (11:21 PM) : 

Thanks everyone so far, this is excellent!

JackP Thanks, I will add the link.

Pete Thanks but where?


Blogger Attila The Mom said ... (6:41 AM) : 

me me me! LOL


Blogger Kelbelle said ... (4:55 PM) : 

Wonderful, I will be active :)


Blogger savia said ... (5:54 PM) : 

Thanks for doing this - it's so important. I will be blogging at www.saviabella.com


OpenID ashy00 said ... (6:02 PM) : 

Yes please, i would like to contribute something!

can't wait to read them all (eventually!)



Anonymous Victoria said ... (6:55 PM) : 

I'd like to join in.


Anonymous rachelcreative said ... (7:11 PM) : 

I'll be blogging. Thanks for organising this again.



Anonymous designer bags said ... (9:07 PM) : 

thats a great initiative.

so people would know what they are doing and how.

they dont' need charity or sympathy, they just need a little adjustment thats it.

at least that is what i believe.


Blogger Krishanna said ... (9:14 PM) : 

I intend to partcipate... =) www.krishanna.com


Blogger Jessi Lynch said ... (9:22 PM) : 

i'll be there



Blogger Alison said ... (1:55 AM) : 

Baxter Sez will be there.


Blogger Ine said ... (1:52 PM) : 

I'll be participating.



Blogger beckie weinheimer said ... (2:47 PM) : 

I would love to take part.



Blogger Teresa said ... (7:55 PM) : 

I'm in! I have a blog at http://beanside.livejournal.com


Blogger abfh said ... (8:25 PM) : 

Count me in!


Blogger Katie said ... (11:36 PM) : 

I'm in x


Blogger Dadof6Autistickids said ... (12:32 AM) : 

I too will be joining in to increase the awareness and acceptance of Autism.

Our blog: http://autismbitestheblog.blogspot.com/


Anonymous Chloe said ... (12:43 AM) : 

I shall be blogging!


Anonymous Ekie said ... (12:56 AM) : 

I'm glad I saw this now. I'll be blogging, though I still don't get how someone blogs against something. I can push against something, I can lean against something, but my literal mind just can't figure out what exactly blogging against something means.


Blogger Shauna said ... (2:13 AM) : 

I'm SO IN...It's ON...uh what else can I say??? I WILL BE BLOGGING ABOUT BADD for sure!!! It's just another day in my life, writing about my life if my hand allows me too.... and I think that it just will have to!!! Peace!! <3


Blogger Shauna said ... (2:25 AM) : 

OOps!! Just wrote to count myself in, and forgot to put in my URL...I am @ http//shaunaslifeinpain.blogspot.com Shauna's Life In Pain And Other Fun Things. That me!! <3


Blogger Megan said ... (3:36 AM) : 

I would like to take part!



Anonymous Kendra (E-Advocate Network) said ... (4:00 AM) : 

All about it! I will spread the word on MySpace via the E-Advocate Network. Thank you for creating this event!


Blogger Sean said ... (5:21 AM) : 

For the 4th year, I'm glad to participate. Post promises to be controversial :) transabled.org


Blogger DITWTEXAS said ... (6:39 AM) : 

I am happy to participate. This is a great project! Thanks for sharing. My passion is in Accessible and Affordable housing. I've actually suffered a broken back due to lack of accessible restroom. I broke L1-L5


Blogger DITWTEXAS said ... (6:56 AM) : 

I will participate on May 1st. THanks for creating this opp. It's important to take any platform to get our issues resolved like unfair housing discrimination. I want us all to fight for Universal Design. Come on people we have been fighting the accissability issues since the Rehabilitation act of 1977.


Blogger Laura said ... (8:39 AM) : 

I forgot to post my blog's URL:




Blogger Paul Canning said ... (8:58 AM) : 

In http://paulcanning.blogspot.com/


Blogger Laura said ... (9:05 AM) : 

Oh one thing, my blog name is touched by an alien (not touched by allen). My title is based on the idea that many individuals with Asperger syndrome, including myself, feel as if they are foreigners from another planet trying to survive on earth.



Blogger BenefitScroungingScum said ... (10:16 AM) : 

I'm in too. I know I told you on twitter but just remembered to put a link on here. Now to figure out what to post about?!


OpenID angelikitten said ... (1:32 PM) : 

I'm in! I'll be doing it at http://angelikitten.livejournal.com


Blogger WheelchairPride said ... (4:16 PM) : 

We will definately join the movement and make a post against disablism on the first of May!
Include us please:


Blogger Shamiraash said ... (3:55 AM) : 

Count me in! My blog: Aspitude!


Nothing About Us Without Us!


Blogger Aimee (bitt) said ... (4:15 AM) : 

i'll do it.


Blogger Nic said ... (4:34 AM) : 

Oh yeah, must participate. Not sure what to talk about, too much choice!!!

You'll find the update on http://accessibility.net.nz


Blogger Elizabeth McClung said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Thank you for hosting and organizing and creating this event. I will blogging against disabilism on May first! Elizabeth


Blogger Elizabeth McClung said ... (9:48 AM) : 

Sorry, like everyone else, I sort of forgot to read closely - um, my blog is: http://elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com/

Entitled: Screw Bronze


Blogger Rae Andrews said ... (11:14 AM) : 

Bring it on ! My blog is http://aloadofoldsquit.blogspot.com/
It's a baby blog but like a weed, it's growing.


Blogger N.C Ronia said ... (12:51 PM) : 

I'm in- it'll be my first time though.



Blogger emma said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Hi, I've only just started a blog but would like to join.


Blogger Alyssa said ... (3:59 PM) : 

I'd love to do this, though I don't know yet if I'm going to use my LJ or finish setting up my new blog tonight.

A question, though--is it okay to post a bit early? I'm considering writing my post tomorrow, instead of on the actual day.


Blogger MissPrism said ... (6:25 PM) : 

I'll give it a go this year. http://capacioushandbag.blogspot.com


Anonymous NorthLight said ... (7:21 PM) : 

Cautiously lest I say more than one or two things that are stupid or thoughtless, this temporarily-abled blogger would like to join in.

Thanks for such an open invitation -- and I am so GLAD you have been doing this annual event for so long. (And sorry it's needed, but that's a different post).


Blogger The Goldfish said ... (7:26 PM) : 

Alyssa, obviously it'd be best to publish as close to May 1st as possible, but we're all in different timezones (if you're in the US, it'll probably be May 1st here in the UK before you go to bed on April 31st) people with ill health have good days and bad and some people will be otherwise occupied on Friday. So please, post as and when you're able. :-)


Anonymous Her Own Self said ... (7:35 PM) : 

NorthLight again, from northlighthero.livejournal.com

I forgot to say the Name of my Blog is Her Own Self.

Thanks a bazillion for putting up with such a technodope. (*grin*)


OpenID textualfury said ... (7:36 PM) : 

I will be writing on Friday!


Blogger CrippledCarny said ... (7:59 PM) : 

This gave me the perfect excuse to finally start my disability blog.


Blogger Crippled Carny said ... (8:31 PM) : 

Not sure if it matters but I had to change the name on my account. The address is still http://crippledcarnival.blogspot.com/ and I'll still be taking part.


Blogger Ezekiel said ... (10:53 PM) : 

I'm going to give it a go!



Anonymous Keith said ... (10:57 PM) : 

I just found out about this fifteen seconds ago from a forward. Great idea! I'll be joining. Keith


OpenID fizzyblogic said ... (11:55 PM) : 

I'll be participating!



OpenID starrlife said ... (11:59 PM) : 

Wouldn't miss it for the world!


Blogger Ironsides said ... (2:31 AM) : 

Just a quick note to say I stumbled across this blog day ad a few days ago.

If I can get the thingys right on my blog, I'll try to post on the same day with everybody else.

I'm going to read your instructions a second time.

I'll be blogging to you on May 1st.!


Anonymous Kali said ... (3:51 AM) : 

Count me in!

I'm a relatively recent disability blogger, but I'm so there.




Blogger Gordon said ... (7:38 AM) : 

I hope to be able to participate for this year's carnival...


Anonymous JackP said ... (11:01 AM) : 


Goldfish, traditionally, there are only 30 days in April. This may mean that you have less time to finish your BADD post than you thought...



Blogger Philip John said ... (11:20 AM) : 

I've just found out about BADD through a Twitter friend and it's really great timing! I'll be doing a post about the dire accessibility at Lichfield Trent Valley rail station and London Midland's refusal to do a whole lot about it. It'll be posted over at The Lichfield Blog.


Blogger Resolve2day said ... (11:34 AM) : 

won't be online 2moro, but have scheduled for the post to be put up on my blog www.resolve2day.blogspot and have put a gif animation on he page as well- hope the day is a success for all involved


Blogger Astraea said ... (2:33 PM) : 

oops, I didn't realize I needed to post here. I will be posting for BADD, with a crosspost to my livejournal here.


Blogger william Peace said ... (3:48 PM) : 

My post was just put up today.


Blogger Sarah said ... (4:22 PM) : 

I'd like to participate.



Blogger Léa said ... (4:37 PM) : 

Yes! I will blog against disablism! http://lounalune.livejournal.com/


Blogger Abi said ... (7:22 PM) : 

Thank you for your organisation of this! I have a post (wasn't sure I was going to manage), and so would like to take part, please.

I'm at: http://optistatic.blogspot.com/


Blogger cascade said ... (7:23 PM) : 

It will be my very first post in English. I am very, very, very nervous. But I'm in.



Anonymous Helen said ... (7:23 PM) : 

This is our first year participating in BADD, the whole team at Beyond Boundaries Live will be taking part tomorrow.


OpenID ashy00 said ... (8:00 PM) : 

hi, i have posted: http://ashy00.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/anyone-can-do-it/ please link :)


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