Valuing Diversity: The Disability Agenda - We've Only Just Begun

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Campbell, Jane.  2001.  Valuing Diversity: The Disability Agenda - We've Only Just Begun.

 

This paper was presented at the Bristol University Centenary Celebration on 9th November 2001, as part of their series of lectures on ‘Valuing Diversity’.

When Bristol University asked me to give a lecture on Diversity and Disability, I immediately thought of Adolf Ratzka, a seasoned disabled activist from Germany. He had the UK’s disability movement splitting our sides with laughter and wonder when he presented his ‘Crip Utopia’ at one of our gatherings two years ago.

Think Piece - 'Sticks and Stones' But words are hurting!

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Campbell, Jane.  2002.  Think Piece - 'Sticks and Stones' But words are hurting!.

Compassion, tolerance, care for vulnerable people. “Why do these "feel good" words, mainstays of the New Tory lexicon, make some of us feel so uneasy?”

Partly it is that their synonyms are not so attractive; to think that someone is pitying you or putting up with you and that they are doing this because they see you as weak, is not a good feeling. But this is not the whole reason. It is also because these words are chosen in favour of other words - rights, equality, and services for those who need them.

Building an Independent Living organisation fit for the twenty first century. Underpinning organisational development with empowering principals

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Campbell, Jane.  2003.  Building an Independent Living organisation fit for the twenty first century. Underpinning organisational development with empowering principals.

STIL SWEDEN
23 May 2003
Jane Campbell


When contemplating the future of Independent Living organisations, we should reflect upon our history, to revisit the principles that have advanced our independence and see if they still hold up today or if it's time to modify them. So let us look for a moment at our rich history of building disabled people's independence.

Imran's Djinn, and Theories of Epilepsy

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Miles, Christine.  2007.  Imran's Djinn, and Theories of Epilepsy.

After 22 years in UK, Mr Ahmed decided to bring his wife and six of his children to join him from their Asian country of origin. His eldest son was twenty years old, the youngest just three. Two daughters were married, and they remained in their country. He hoped the eldest son would find work in UK, and there would be school education for the others. He did not know what could be done for thirteen year old Imran, though he had heard there were special schools for children like him.

Review - Epileptic Graphic

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Miles, M.  2007.  Review - Epileptic Graphic.

 

"Epileptic."  by  David B., translated by  K. Thompson.  (2005). London: Jonathan Cape.  366 pages.

Parents of Deaf Afghan Children -- On The Air

English
Miles, M.  2007.  Parents of Deaf Afghan Children -- On The Air.

M. Miles,
m99miles@hotmail.com

 

THE DEAF AFGHAN CHILD ‑ I.

The Pursuit of Radical Change: Perceptions and Realities of the Americans with Disabilities Act

English
Brown, Steven E.  2007.  The Pursuit of Radical Change: Perceptions and Realities of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

By Steven E. Brown, 2007-05-31
Institute on Disability Culture
Center on Disability Studies
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI USA

Introduction

Thank you for inviting me to share perceptions and realities concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I have been pondering for some months now how I would address these topics. The dilemma I have faced is not only how to describe general facts and personal beliefs about the ADA, but how to discuss them in ways that will make sense in a Swedish context.

'Direct Payments' for Personal Assistants for Disabled People: a key to independent living?

English
Barnes, Colin.  2007.  'Direct Payments' for Personal Assistants for Disabled People: a key to independent living?

Colin Barnes
Centre for Disability Studies
School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
England

 

Introduction

This presentation will discuss the thinking behind the development of 'direct payment' type schemes for personal assistants (PAs) for disabled people in the UK, and their relationship to the concept of independent living from the perspective of the disabled people's movement.

Attention will then centre on the British Government's policy on direct payments since the 1980s, followed by an examination of the current situation in terms of the distribution, accessibility and support for such schemes at the local level.

Överklagande av Stockholms läns landstings beslut 2003-10-07 ang avgiftshöjningar för rullstolstaxi

Swedish
Rydberg(fp), Birgitta, Bexelius(fp) Birgitta, Wallhager(fp) Maria.  2003.  Överklagande av Stockholms läns landstings beslut 2003-10-07 ang avgiftshöjningar för rullstolstaxi.

Taxi för alla | Framtidsvision | Faktaruta | Pressarkiv | Taxi site översikt

Härmed yrkar vi att länsrätten upphäver beslut i Stockholms läns landsting 7/10 2003 ang åtgärder för att få färdtjänstbudgeten i balans.

Grunden för att beslutet bör upphävas är följande:

1. Då färdtjänstnämnden behandlade det återremitterade ärendet hade man inte kommunicerat ett korrekt referat om innehållet i fullmäktiges återremiss. I detta yrkande låg krav på en opartisk ekonomisk utvärdering.

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