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Gender Equality Assumptions

My kids are tut-tutting (or maybe cringing) right now, because this is another post about restrooms. And showers, because it’s a followup to the pool shower story. Why I know now (and should probably try to remember) that what is…
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How Much Better Can It Get?

I gave up going to one of our public pools a good long time ago (a year?) because it’s really hard to get a shower there—the one shower with a bench has a shower head that leaks water where the…
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Amsterdam by Wheelchair

Here’s a video I came across recently: “With a Wheelchair in Amsterdam: A Wheelchair User’s Spontaneous Trip”. It’s in German, with some English (and no captions, alas). It’s a “get packed and go to the airport and then we’ll tell…
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Packing Light: Five Days in Seattle

Thanksgiving with the family in Seattle. Highs in the low 50s, lows in low 40s, slight chance of rain, and of course a lot more humidity than I’m accustomed to here in Colorado. Besides celebrating the holidays, we’re going to…
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Dave Hingsburger: Leaving 'the gathering place'

Disaster Planning and Evacuation

Dave Hingsburger’s article “Leaving ‘the gathering place’” brings up, again, the issue of disaster planning and evacuation for people with disabilities. I’ve written about this before (here, here, here, here , here, and here, as well as about my one…
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Ade Adepitan

Getting Across London in a Wheelchair

Christiane Link and Ade Adepitan in a contest to get across London. Christiane is using public transport (brave woman!), and Ade is handcycling through London traffic (brave man!). Afterwards they discuss the legacy of the London Paralympics.