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Crip Buzz: December 2013

Crip Buzz: December 2013

What Nondisabled People Think When They See Us It’s frustrating when nondisabled people see us and jump to conclusions, assuming they know exactly what our disability is and our limitations. I call these people “disability know-it-alls” and they drive me batty. Others feel pity when they see us — a large number of people, in […]

Crip Buzz: People With Paralysis Unite: We Want More Than Equality, We Want a Cure

Crip Buzz: People With Paralysis Unite: We Want More Than Equality, We Want a Cure

Ever since my injury three years ago I have been determined to show the world that people with disabilities can be just as happy, independent and productive as those without disabilities.

Letters: November 2013

The September issue highlighted two similar but very different methods for keeping our paralyzed legs active [“E-Stim for Wellness”]. Both are effective — FES bikes maintain muscle and circulation, while FES rowing provides for muscle and bone growth as well as all-body cardiovascular fitness.

Crip Buzz: Guinness Beer Ad: Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?

Crip Buzz: Guinness Beer Ad: Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?

Guinness Beer Ad: Dedication, Loyalty and Friendship? Or Tokenism?

Letters: October 2013

This is a very clever and well-formulated story [“Criptopia,” August 2013]. It demonstrated so beautifully the issues, and just how easy it is to make change that has a major impact. I smiled the whole way through and loved the addition of the great references to those television and YouTube shows (Push Girls and My Gimpy Life) as well as the individuals who got a plug of support in the article as well. Well done, showing them some props!

Guinness Ad Goes Viral: Inclusion or Tokenism?

Guinness Ad Goes Viral: Inclusion or Tokenism?

Early in September, Guinness Beer released a commercial showcasing wheelchair basketball that caught the attention of news outlets throughout the world. If you’ve not seen the commercial, you can view it here (and let us know what you think). Business Insider calls the commercial “poignant” and The Huffington Post says it will make your heart […]

Letters: September 2013

Letters from our readers

Crip Buzz: September 2013

Crip Buzz: September 2013

The Sympathy Smile / I’m Uncomfortable

Air Canada: Still one of the best disability-friendly airlines?

Letters: August 2013

Letters from our readers

Museums Saying No? Something Isn't Right

Museums Saying No? Something Isn’t Right

Recently the Haas family was on vacation, and brought their daughter Lexi, who has Kernicterus, a condition that affects motor control, causing her to use a powerchair. And while on vacation, they had one heck of a rude wake-up call while visiting the Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah, Georgia. The family had just […]