Like, I’m not sick. I don’t feel bad necessarily. But I’m not breathing terribly well either.
I should probably call my doctor. I just really don’t feel like going to his office to get no news or bad news.
I’ll probably call when I wake up anyway.
6a architects builds an unconventional approach to a tree house suits the needs of a mother and overlooks a garden.
this is more beautiful than my actual house haaaaaaaah
London calling, y’all.
new vid is up ~ SEX WITH DISABILITIES? my lovely friend olivia joins me to talk about her experiences with sexuality and disabilities! tons of info, including:
✔ Stereotypes about people with disabilities
✔ Her successes and challenges with dating
✔ How to accommodate various disabilities during sex
Briefly: I can say that growing up with a disability, I always avoided topics of dating, romance, and sex because I was woefully uninformed about my options and possibilities.
I’m still unpacking a lot of the negative attitudes I had toward the topics to this day.
So thanks to Laci and Olivia for making this video! May the next-gen kids with disabilities not imagine the same limitations for themselves that I did.
So we’re looking for kind of touristy places either in the UK or US about whether or not they are accessible for people with disabilities, it would be great if people can submit places to us.
hey guys, can anyone help?
Wait are we talking about ideas for vacationing or creating a database? Because I have BEEN wanting to create a database of accessible vacation spots.
There is a beauty to a universal standard. The idea that people across the world can agree that when they interact with one specific thing, everyone will be on the same page— regardless of languag…
Already my favorite podcast, 99percentinvisible has made an even more cheesy fan of me with this episode about iconography and disability.
The way sectors of the population are viewed by society at large can and does have a lot to do with iconography. It’s wonderful to see this get attention.
Keep it up, Roman Mars!
Meet the first-ever New York fashion week model to work the runway in a wheelchair, at designer Carrie Hammerâs debut show
These news stories are honestly just making me thrilled to be alive.
There are numerous organizations across the country that help to build accessibility ramps for those without the means to afford it themselves. We’ve compiled a list of charitable programs and institutions that offer both funding and building services.
YO this is amazing, check it out if you need some accessibility where you live, but can’t afford it yourself!!
Color me impressed!
Humanity is cool, y’all.
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T
how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??
WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.
You have to pay for the ambulance!?
OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.
Add in a physical disability that keeps you pretty familiar with hospitals and this becomes even more devastating.
Worrying about healthcare access and affordability takes up way too much of my time.
I was rewatching this episode recently and I thought it was pretty cool that Sokka’s reaction to Teo’s chair was admiration for the design rather than pity that he’s “wheelchair-bound”. For many people their mobility aids represent freedom that they wouldn’t otherwise have and that’s a viewpoint that should be acknowledged more often.
I always really appreciated the storytelling in Avatar: The Last Airbender. I was impressed with the way Toph was portrayed, but I frequently forget that they also did an A+ job with Teo.
A rewatch of the series might be in order.
Two nights ago my wheelchair started giving me trouble… again.
It started working again a few hours later, but it’s still unsettling to know that my most basic ability to move around is so fickle.
Earlier today I noticed that my seat felt unstable. I mentioned it to my dad, who checked it out and discovered that several screws are missing from the base. Which essentially means that it isn’t safe. I am sitting in bed while he tries to fix it and even though it makes me nervous to have it temporarily out of order, it makes me even more thankful to have people in my life willing to fix these problems.
And I can’t reach to pick it up. So I guess it’ll just stay there until tomorrow morning when one of the guys get home.
I just hope the screen didn’t crack when it hit the linoleum.
For the future, I must figure out a way to pick up the phone easily. Adding this to my ever-expanding to-do list.