Comic Jamie MacDonald on being creative and blind: ‘It’s triumph with – not over – adversity’

I’m a blind standup comedian, currently co-starring in the BBC Two documentary Blind Ambition. As the title suggests, the show is about blindness. But please don’t think this is a…

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century Alice Wong (Editor) FORMAT <div class="flex flex-wrap space-x-1"><span>Paperback</span><span class='line-through ml-2 text-primary'>$16.95</span><b>$15.59</b><span>(English)</span></div> FORMAT Paperback $16.95 $15.59 Available in cart add to cart add…

In My Own Time

I feel like I have gone through a big part of my life measuring and comparing my life’s milestones to other people’s — especially my nondisabled peers.

NDIS bill to make information easier to share could harm privacy of participants, advocates say

Proposed changes follow the death of Ann Marie Smith last year from septic shock, multiple organ failure, severe pressure sores and malnourishment Get our free news app and our morning…

The Sunday Read: ‘Is There a Right Way to Act Blind?’

Activists slammed the TV show “In the Dark” for casting a sighted actress in a blind lead role. But what if blindness is a performance of its own?

Blind Ambition review – a candid, charming take on sight and artistry

This stunt-filled documentary sees TV producer Jamie O’Leary and comic Jamie MacDonald consider how creatives with low vision and blindness both survive and thrive Blind Ambition (BBC Two) takes the…

Yes, Home Care is Infrastructure

Home care being reframed as infrastructure is the most revolutionary development in personal assistance since ADAPT bullied the bully Newt Gingrich, then speaker of the U.S. House, into supporting Our…

Genetic Testing ‘Strongly Recommended’ For Kids With Intellectual Disability

A new recommendation from a leading medical association is urging children with intellectual disability, developmental delay and other congenital anomalies to undergo genetic testing. The post Genetic Testing ‘Strongly Recommended’…

Social support, assistive technologies improve quality of life for Farmers with Disabilities

UNITED STATES: Disabled farmers who have social support, assistive technology, motivation and family support are more likely to improve their quality of life, according to a study by AgrAbility. “The goal…

Spain: CERMI Advocates for Universal Accessibility of Charging Stations

The Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (Cermi) has urged the Secretary of State for Energy of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and for the Demographic Challenge to…