Sunday, May 01, 2011

Blogging Against Disablism Day: People Like Me

Cross-posted at Where's the Benefit?

Please click the "CC" button at the bottom right of the frame for subtitles / captions.

This is my vlog for Blogging Against Disablism Day 2011. It's not terribly articulate but I was rather tired and nervous.

Filmed and edited by Stephen.


Carl Thompson said...

Here is mine:

Please put it in the 'Other Access Issues' section.

Wheelchair Dancer said...
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Maija Haavisto said...


I'd prefer it to be listed under The Language of Disablism. It is technically a non-English language blog, but there is a full English translation (if you're going to list it under non-English blogs, that's fine too, but please mention the translation).

kethry said...

Goldfish - lovely to put a face to the name (and if I may make a personal comment, you have an absolutely GORGEOUS smile, and a totally infectious giggle!!)

Thank you for this vlog - which was great, very understandable, and the subtitles worked perfectly! some very interesting points on there that have made me think a lot - and i'll be posting a link to this on mine, I feel its so important. Hope you don't mind.. :)

In all the research I was doing for the disabled in ancient greece essay I came across one very important point which your vlog reminded me of. The simple fact that the disabled "minority", the boundaries of it, so to speak, unlike any other minority, are permeable. A white man is never going to know what its like to be a black female, for example.

In addition, unlike some other minorities, a disabled person doesn't have a choice in being disabled, as one makes some level of choice, for example, in identifying as a particular religion or sexuality, (even if its only in the sense of making a choice to actually demonstrate to other people that they identify with those minorities).

The point is, that unlike any other minority *anyone*, at any point, can find themselves, through no choice of thier own, part of the disabled minority, even when before that, they were part of the ablist majority, and that permeability is a crucial part of the experience of being disabled.

quick thing with regard to subtitling, which you may want to add to your post (along with the million and one other things you have to do today) is that to get the cc button, you need to click through to youtube by pressing the youtube button. Once that's done, it comes up with a) a bigger picture, but also the cc button. :)

Erika said...


Put in General please

Sally said...

Full of awe - on all levels - and giggling along with the outakes.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job! Nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Great Stuff Debs! You came over really well.


Casdok said...

So interesting and lovely to meet you!

Touched with fire said...

Here's mine:

Please put it in the General Thoughts On Disablism section.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Please post in Disablism in Literature and the Media.

Thank you!

Book Girl said...

Wonderful video, and you were incredibly articulate given tiredness and nervousness. It was all spot on, very particularly the last part about our roles and value in society.

Amy said...

Loved it. Thank you.