Tag: Media and Disability

News Articles regarding Disability Issues

Cable Network’s New “Prejudice Project”

Cable Network GSN Launches the Without Prejudice Project This summer, GSN (The Network for Games) is airing Without Prejudice?, a new television series that features frank discussions about race, gender, religion, disabilities and a variety of hot button issues. To…

Accessible…porn?

Yes, that is NOT a typo.  The London’s Metro recently had an article about Web designer Lloyd Chambers.  It would seem that he has launched a porn site for blind users.   ”…soundsdirty.com is tapping into a lucrative market.”   There is a zoom button so…

Do Your Homework

I originally heard about the furor from the NRA and CBS’s reference to people with mental illness being referred to as “mental defectives” through the disability grapevine and then went and viewed the broadcasts for myself before writing my little blog…

Terminology – Mental Defectives

I have to admit that I am not usually one who holds a hard line about “appropriate language” and politically correct speech but let me just say that Wayne LaPierre, spokesman for the National Rifle Association really crossed the border in his comments. CBS…

Coming Soon to an MP3 Player Near You

Just finished my first recording for the new disability policy podcast.  With a bit of editing and bedding some background music, I hope to have it up within the week.  This week’s topic:  “The Medicare Waiting Period and People with…

Podcasting

One of the most fascinating and soon-to-be time consuming things to come out of this year’s visit to Balticon was the issue of Podcasting. The term “podcast” is a portmanteau word (see previous post) ; a combination of “iPod” and…

Diversity in Writing

Thanks to the Women in Film and Video (WIFV) group here in Washington DC for bringing this to my attention. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i77c5a9f8c684e013b66d42b22005f6ca The WGAW report listed: More than 30% of the American population is nonwhite, yet writers of color continue to…