Me, Trying to Explain OCD to my Husband…

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 whether the lampshades are straight. I don’t even like that lamp. That’s a...

Accessibility is for Everybody (Part 3)

This post is Part 3 of 3 in a series of blog posts I’ve written this week about disability accommodation, accessibility, and finally, conferences. In the first post, I pointed out the massive difference between accommodation and accessibility: Accommodation. A...

This is What Accessibility Looks Like (Part 2)

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the difference between the paradigms of accommodation of disabilities and accessibility for disabilities. My argument was essentially this: accommodation is not accessibility, and it is not nearly as good. Here’s why....

Accessibility v. Accommodation (part 1)

When I was studying disability law in law school, I had to learn how to spell accommodation correctly—two Cs, two Ms—a long, arduous word, with lots of extra letters. The word “judgment,” alternatively, only contains one E when it is written by a lawyer. A...