Disabled Writer Reading List

Post Last Updated: September 26, 2016. This list was inspired by my panel presentation at the Creative Writing Studies Organization Conference in September 2016. An audience member (you know who you are) asked who I would assign in a nonfiction writing class—who are...

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...