Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

Evergreen Post on the Perennial Laptop Ban Debate

Rather than write an entirely new post, I used Thread Reader to pull together a constantly-growing thread of tweets (I’m up to 20 I think at this point) that I’ve written on the ableist laptop bans that small-minded professors keep proposing and why...
Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Farewell to a Beloved Disability Column

Three years ago, I started the column Life of the Mind Interrupted over on Chronicle Vitae to explore the ways higher education could become more humane for students, faculty, and staff with psychiatric disabilities. The column expanded over the years to encompass all...
Me, Trying to Explain OCD to my Husband…

Me, Trying to Explain OCD to my Husband…

Image Alt Text: Photograph of four colorful lampshades on a black background, all askew. Me, trying to explain my not-so-bad-all-things-considered* OCD to my loving husband after I burst into tears tonight over a lampshade: It’s not that I actually care about...
Accessibility is for Everybody (Part 3)

Accessibility is for Everybody (Part 3)

Image Alt-Text: A photograph of a one-by-eight yellow lego piece held by a thumb and forefinger. The background is black. The piece has a series of holes in the side. The final hole has been drilled out to make it slightly larger than the others.  This post is Part 3...
This is What Accessibility Looks Like (Part 2)

This is What Accessibility Looks Like (Part 2)

Image Alt-Text: A photograph of a large brown moth on a large green leaf. The moth’s wing has seven large dots on it that look like eyes. This moth, like many people with disabilities, is a master of disguise. Yesterday, I wrote a post about the difference...
Accessibility v. Accommodation (part 1)

Accessibility v. Accommodation (part 1)

Image Alt-Text: This image is a comment screen-captured from Medium.com. It reads: Right here, a perfect illustration of the difference between accessibility (always already accessible for ALL) and accommodation (“We have to go out of our way JUST FOR YOU.”). The...