Blogging Against Disablism day will be on Saturday, 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 commentbelow 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, 2009.
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 (slowly) 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 Saturday is going to be left out of the archive.
If anyone has any questions about web accessibility,Ｉrecommend 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 use, 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.
In 2008 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 am yet to 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 and mess with 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.
This 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):
This 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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I'm first? Seriously I can't be first can I? Anyway, I'm in! http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com
I'm in too.
Gail from fix the web is in!
Thanks for doing this!
I'm in too, thanks!
I'm in! Thanks for doing this.
of course I'm in! I have a 2 parter from a few weeks ago
Please count me in for this year's BADD.
Count me in, as always. Very glad it's going ahead and welcome back to blogging, Goldfish! I'm off to see what I can find for BADD.
I'm in too!!!! Third year BADD for the win!
I'd love to participate, using my new domain name (http://annaham.net)!
i will blog again disablism on 1 may! :)
Have scheduled my BADD post for midnight on May 1st.
I'm in as well! Thanks for taking care of organising this wonderful event again!
Omigosh, that's soon, isn't it? It's also a Saturday here, but I'll try to get something up Friday night. This will be our fifth year participating!
Please leave a URL or link to your blog when you comment, it makes it much easier for me to compile the list of links. Thanks.
Thanks for organising!
http://gleewood.org/threshold is where mine will be.
I want to participate, too.
Here Be Dragons
Also since we're a group blog, it's possible that several contributors may want to write something. Anyhows I'll spread the word.
I'd be happy to!
Er, shouldn't it be blogging against *ableism*, not disablism? It's not like we're actually *against* disablism, like we're against racism or sexism.
I'm in, at Questioning Transphobia.
YES! I missed this last year, and I was looking forward to participating this year.
As I understand it, "disablism" is actually the preferred term for "ableism" in some parts of the world, like the UK.
I'll be taking part this year.
I know that we will be participating at FWD!
Hi my name is Renee and I most certainly in I blog at womanist-musings.com
Just as an aside, could you disable the CAPTCHA on this, at least temporarily - or else offer some alternate means of contact? I know of a blind person who wants to participate who can't play the audio CAPTCHA either. And of course, you're also blocking out deaf-blind people...
...Never mind, I see you have an e-mail address included now. I assume applicants can contact you via that means as well if they can't solve the CAPTCHA on the comment form?
Yes, I would like to be included - http://teachingall.blogspot.com
Hi, I'd like to participate again too.
I so appreciate the opportunity to be part of this.
Thanks for hosting this wonderful event again!
i'd love to participate formally this time around too :)
usually i dont post much on my blog but on fb/lj/etc but i'd like to start...
Whee! I'm finally back to blogging, too, just in time!
what a great idea.. count me in
I'll be posting, definitely. I have a pretty active blog at t5m - http://www.t5m.com/penelope-friday - so maybe someone somewhere will learn something...
Thank you everyone so far.
@codeman38 Yes, anyone who has trouble leaving a comment can e-mail.
If anyone else has any accessibility problem, do let me know.
I will be happy to participate and to promote BADD! I blog and work as a filmmaker who is fighting Hollywood stereotypes and blatant industry wide discrimination as well as provide an authentic voice, vision, and representation of paraplegics and others with a disAbility as I myself am a para from a SCI that I survived with in 1995! My blog is at http://Larrysblog.AbilitiesUnited.com - It is well past time to allow those with a disAbility who can represent themselves the opportunity to write, direct, and act in movies and show the world that we have a voice and a life that even well intentioned able bodied cannot represent in movies and television! My movies will be a significant "turning point" in American cinema for those with a disAbility. The time is now!
Yes! I will be blogging about ableism as it pertains to assistance dogs and assistance-dog partners at After Gadget -- http://aftergadget.wordpress.com. I've been looking forward to this!
Will be doing my best to write a contribution, over at Through Myself and Back Again ( http://lilwatchergirl.blogspot.com/ ). Congrats on another year of organizing this!
I'm in - http://multigenrefan.com
I've been intending to write something anyway, so I will participate too! My blog: www.thewhatifgirl.wordpress.com
I'll definitely be posting!! What an awesome day!! mecarta.blogspot.com
Count me in too.
I'm in - Mary from This Is My Blog, http://batsgirl.blogspot.com
I'm in! BendyGirl
I'm in... excited, and trying to figure out what I'm going to write about, but definitely in.
I'm planning on posting something to my Livejournal http://kestrell.livejournal.com
Pushing Limits Radio Program
Happy to be part of this.
Yay! Sure count me in, Goldie! I had a great time writing mine last year.. Though due I've done some changes in my blog name, I hope it's just okay..
I did change it to: Life in a so-called a Strap of Steel
This is going to be great one for sure. =)
Great effort, me and my students and colleagues at the Disability and Human Rights course at the Equal Opportunity Cell of the University of Delhi, India, will join in. Our various websites:
count me in too!!!
count me in too!!!
I am in. Thanks for this and Nandini thanks for pointing this out to me.
I will attempt to write about being disabled on May 1.
I really enjoyed the articles last year. Please count me in again.
Even Grounds Blog:
Count me in!
We're in! We are working hard to make sure the 20th Anniversary of the ADA gets the public attention it deserves. Please join our efforts! Please consider
-Signing our petition - http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/itsnormal/
-Joining our facebook group - http://bit.ly/bn6QzT
-Following us on Twitter - @ItsNormalADA
I'm in. I blog at green.dreamwidth.org
I'm in. Will be Tweeting as well as (hopefully) a proper blog post.
Goldfish, would you be comfortable with the creation of an LJ group to facilitate participation of LJers who are not able to post publicly on their own journal?
PS Bat Bat is still going strong!
Count me in.
I'm in, provided I remember. Gives me just enough time to think of a theme. It'll also help me get my blog going again, I've been so lazy with it...
I'm in, at my woefully under-updated disability blog - http://crippledcarnival.blogspot.com/
Count me in! www.brilliantmindbrokenbody.wordpress.com
I'm so in for this. Wheelchair Dancer: http://cripwheels.blogspot.com
YAY!!! thank you for doing this. It's a fabulous party.
I'm in!! It'll be my first time doing this!!
Yes---I'm in and quite up for this!!!
I'm in. This will be my first time, and my wee little blog is mainly read by friends and family who refuse to comment but maybe I can educate them.
I'm participating at this ain't livin' (www.meloukhia.net)!
I am in! So excited :)
If you wanted to set up such a group on LJ, that would be fine by me - great, in fact, if it allowed more people to join in.
Still new to all this, but I'm in!
After years of hearing about this, I finally have a blog so I can participate. htttp://www.peoplearentbroken.blogspot.com
Thanks for all your work on this over the years.
Just made a disablism post last Friday. But I will definately be participating on 1 May. Please include my wheelchair blog.
Oh yeah- definitely. I am in!
I've decided to wait to make my new blogs first post for May 1st! I'm in!
Count me in. Woofs & Wags!
Left it a little late, but I'm in.
Alas, The Dog's Blog is no longer with us, but my new blog can be found at Accessible Web and Training Solutions.
See you on the 1st!
Hoping to contribute on the day - got a few possible angles I might cover. My post last year, Defining Disablism, was quite broad so I may look at something more specific this time round.
Really looking forward to seeing what others come up with too!
<a href="http://www.prettysimple.co.uk/blog>A Pretty Simple blog</a>
Count me in!
I will be happy to blog, as a woman suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy I think a Blogappaloza about this will be great to raise awareness. http://www.seeannashop.com
I plan to participate.
I'll be writing! http://deeplyproblematic.blogspot.com/
Just a quickie. In the list of BADD bloggers you've my name OK (Accessible Web & Training Solutions) but, unfortunately, the link points to James' site at Pretty Simple.
I know we're colleagues at Accessify Forum, but I'd hate him to pinch my glory and customers! ;-)
I'll be taking part again this year http://standup8.wordpress.com/. I can't believe it's been a year already.
I'll definitely be taking part again this year.
Thank you, as always, for putting this together.
I am working on something with BADD 2k10 in mind and would like to be included as a participant. It's the first time my Feminists with FSD is participating.
The URL is http://feministswithfsd.wordpress.com/
I will be participating. This is my second time.
I will take part, totally, I am glad that it isn't over - I put it on the Calendar!
I'd like to write a post for this event!
Hopefully the other writers at the blog will chime in too so the internets can get more than just the one post from us at Barnyard Chorus :)
I am in.
MissShuganah on my blog and on Twitter.
I will be there, of course, and so appreciate your commitment to this...
- Ira Socol
I am in! recreateeducation.blogspot.com
Count me in - amymyoung.com
Count me in. thanks!
Hmmm I may give it a go, and charging ahead may be deleted from your blog roll as its charged into deletion.
Quite a chore but hopefully I'll finish it in time
Count us in at http://blog.whereslulu.com
I'm in, & as I'm blogging from NZ, mine might be up a bit earlier than some.
Amazing what you can do when you rally people toward a common objective! Your influence is transformational.
I'll do it
ya surely i will do it.
I'll be participating!
New blog, but... ramblingandpie.wordpress.com
Just need to figure out exactly what I'm going to post about. I have a few ideas.
I've never participated in anything like this, but I'm going to give it a try!
I'll be participating. tldegray.wordpress.com
One of our writers will be offering a contribution about ableism and ministry. Yay Blogging Against Disablism Day!!!
I'll be participating. Morgan @ http://originalpuck.dreamwidth.org/
for my attempt to join the conversation on disablism.
"Other Orientated Ought to ....,,"
ThANk you for your call for grace for those of us who might get the language wrong. It seems to change and is different across cultures. Maybe my readers will connect with the way I expressed it, and will know stories of sone of the people I mention.
I'd appreciate feedback and look forward to reading other bloggers contributions.
an American living in Auckland, New Zealand.
Hey, I'm new and a bit nervous, but my post should be at:
http://www.kitty-ryan.livejournal.com -- crossposted to http://missingovid.wordpress.com
In like flynn!
I'm hoping to finish at least a short post for posting tomorrow...
Count me in too.
I just posted Imagine That. Kid O For a Day.
I just posted over at Wheelie Catholic
"BADD 2010: I know a person in a wheelchair who..."
Late coming to this but would love to participate! My posy last year got amazingly inspiring responses.
It it's not too late, I'd like to be included. I'll be posting something either way.
I am in and will be posting this evening. Thank you - beautiful blog, imporotant topic.
I'm gonna give it a try.
Entering this post:
Excellent article on use of technology for persons with special needs.
I will be posting this evening (I hope!)
I plan to post, although the draft has been sitting half-constructed in my "drafts" list all week. I promise it goes up sometime tomorrow!
I'm so glad you're doing this!
I'm late to the "I'll join" party, but I am doing a post...
Late late late! But I will be doing something.
I am so on board!
I hope I am not too late, I want to propose my participation to the Blogging Against Disablism Day, my post is ready, it is in french (Maybe I will translate it in english one day)It's a kind of fiction story who illustrate the social model of disability... I really hope it can count for the BADD because I spent many time on it
Here is my blog:
as soon as you tell me if it is o.k. I'll post my post
Here you go: http://www.smiffysplace.com/gay-dogs-not-allowed
I'm in. I'll be posting via my dreamwidth account, here:
(Notes, Notings, and Common Refrains)
I've already written my post and have preset my blog to post it at midnight May 1. It's called "If only, oh if only".
I may or may not post other things. I've got nothing planned, but you never know.
My post is up:
To be fully human...
I've got a post in the works that will be posted on http://aut.zone38.net/ sometime tomorrow. (That's tomorrow Eastern Standard Time, so it may be past midnight GMT. I'll try to get it in before then, though. :-p)
BADD to the Boner!
or simply http://beclever.wordpress.com for the next few days...
i blogged today against disabalism - mostly general comments, but a little about language.
thanks for starting this initiative.
First time doing something like this, but here we go: http://sophy.livejournal.com/1239074.html
Heeeeeeeeeelp! Blogger don't want to publish my post it says "Tag is not allowed META" I don't understand what it mean
Help me please
Finally I succeded in publishing my post, I still don't exactly understand what happened
My post can be found here:
But there is a problem, I had begon to write thi post on april 7, I thought that if I publised it in May 1st It would consider that this post was from the may 1st, but no! it consider that this is a post from april the 7st, excuse me I'm new on Blogger but I can guarantee you that I published it today, is it o.k., is my post correct
answer me please!
first time doimg smething like this, may be i am wrng at some point, but do my best.
to remove disabilism in indian context still need of inclusion of disabled person in policy making so that policies can be made for everyone by everyone.
disabilism is a social constraction, it is in our hand either make it or remove it.
currently working on a project on-
LANGUAGE USAGE FROM THE PRESPECTIVE OF DISABILITY BY PRINT MEDIA.
I am surprised that neither in any domestic law nor in UNCRPD, there is no guideline for using term for disability. there is only a provison that language which is in used, state parties should mind that inherent dignity be respect.
may be from the democretic view it is fine but if in a democratic country like india there can be a provison for language usage (in dalit case) than why not in such case still in hindi we are using "VIKLANG" having much negative meaning.
Today's the day! Joining in at franklyfeminist.
Blogging Against Disablism Day is now underway!
Please post links to your contributions and check out the other blogs here
@Ole Ferme l'Oeil - thank you, that's absolutely fine!
At the ancient time, the disabled were recogniszed as statue of kindness/pity. But they do not require any type of pity, they need co-operation only. The co-operation should not be formar. The society requires to step for friendly atmosphere towards them, where every physically challnaged can reach and they cannot be bounded due to their diablity.
It cannot be approached because of making speech only, we will have begin it from our families indivisually for them. Only, on our someone's homage, we feed the disables in the NGOs or Institutes for disables or it is not upto to take one disables' responsibility on our shoulders. If, the disables are given a suitable and co-operative atmosphere, then they may be urban successful in the existing time.
But, it has been seen that they are cut off from the society and they settled in their own world, that is totally wrong and unjustice and they start to feel separation and castism in the society.
The policies of the govt. reauires to be changed/revised, under all the policies, the physically challanged feel unable to fight for their rights in the court and it makes them felt their disability. These policies and laws required to be applied in the society so that the disables can meet their rights before their fight. It is necessary that the society of the disables should be awaken.
I shall whip up a post ASAP and get his on my blog today.
Ok, here is my post. My hope is that it will generate some discussion:
Is The Disability Community Partly To Blame For Disablism?
I didn't say anything earlier, in case I didn't get it written, but here's my little post -
My post is now up:
My post is up here:
I am going to post :)
My post is up: www.cruisinwithcricket.blogspot.com
I am in.
What great idea!
Tis on. Short- but on... all I can do without speech-to-text. More tomorrow, though! Reen, Another Bitchy Wheely!
The Political Economy of Disablement:
Thanks for the time difference, here's my post:
Sorry wrong link in earlier post, here's the corrected one:
I would be honored to join;
I'm in, if it's not too late...
Post is up at Dis/positional regarding parenting and teachable moments.
Link here: http://dispositional.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/i-just-love-to-be-badd/
I am having computer issues today! But mu most recent post talks about the issues of Hollywood and the representation of those of us with a disAbility. This is my business and what I do all the time! And more importantly to provide authentic representation in my films! Please check out - http://larrysblog.abilitiesunited.com/2010/04/28/hollywood-sign-symbolizes.aspx
and the home page for other posts! BADD 2010!
I didn't think I was going to participate, but then I did, so here goes:
And the same post mirrored on Dreamwidth, for those who prefer:
I did post today...on Cross disability and ableism
Coming late to the list. I'll be posting on Monastic Musings Too
We put two posts up at The F Word. Mine is What Is Disablism? and Amy Clare's is On Being A Disabled Blogger.
My apologies, I wasn't able to write the post I was intending to as ironically, talking about my anxiety disorder makes me anxious.
Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something for next year that isn't quite so hard to write.
I finally got my post written:
Please put it in the Employment section.
This is great... happy to add my "2 cents worth"!
Finally, a new site for the BADD post earlier:
I didn't have enough spoons to post on Saturday but heard you are doing time amnesty -- if I am still eligible my post would go best under employment and is found at http://sophiascall.blogspot.com/2010/05/blogging-against-disablism.html.
Better late than never:
This possibly fits under politics; volunteerism's disablist message.
I know I'm horribly late, but would it be possible to add my post to the list? (I feel like I'm back in school explaining a late paper!) I really hope I can!
The blog post is from VCI Mobility and we would like to be included in the "General Thoughts on Disablism" section. The full URL is as follows.
I just wanna say I love the whole idea of what your doing and would love to be part of future Blogging Against Disablism Days.
Feel free to check out my blog at http://livingonwheelz.blogspot.com/
I posted the icon for your site on my page already in support of this wonderful resource.
Keep up the great work!
i wish i knew about this earlier!
but I shall blog next year 2011!
So sad I missed this. Will be there next year. I am regularly blogging on issues that include disability, so watch www.blogspot.mikscarlet.com
Keep up the good work Goldfish
I'm in for 2011!!
I want to join in ,if only to save that poor Jackson on Emmerdale whose mother always leaves him drinks out of reach like the nurses at my local hospital,
i will join in.
Is Blogging Against Disablism Day going on this year (May 1, 2011)? I want to get the word out, but am not sure that it is.
Erk, I'm submitting my thesis corrections on the 3rd of May, so my BAAD post may be delayed - but I'm in if you'll have me!
Thanks again for organising this fantastic event! Can't wait.
I'd definitely like to contribute by blogging on May 1st this year too.
I followed a link from a friends facebook - very interested in this.
I'd like to take part!!! :-)
Count me in too :) Dxxx
Ramblings of a fibro fogged mind count me in... Dxxx
Hope I'm not too late!
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