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Alice Wong 17m
By Jillian Weise: "It can be a bit intimidating to claim cyborg identity... I worry that the cyborg is sometimes just a sexy way to say, ‘Please care about the disabled,’ and why should I have to say that?"
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10/13, Berkeley, CA DIS 2018: Bay Area, affiliate event of the national Disability Intersectionality Summit (DIS)
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Call for stories by people w/ disabilities who did not have their benefits continued while on appeal by Social Security Administration by &
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Thanks for joining us yesterday Charis!
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BeingCharis 15h
A5: In the cost of living is rising faster than large parts of the USA, yet we lack places for people on fixed incomes, especially who require /mobility access, to live. We need accessible (structurally & geographically) low-income housing.
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Daniel Milner 15h
Replying to @DisVisibility
A4 also I would like to see the state perhaps find a way to encourage hospitals to add adult clinics to their existing pediatric clinics. Right now we have zero adult clinics.
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Daniel Milner 15h
Replying to @DisVisibility
A5 It’s a shame that there isn’t much affordable housing in the area & very few homes. Also, we need a better paratransit system that doesn’t require 24 hr notice for pickup & drop off. We still have a few inaccessible restaurants & shops.
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Daniel Milner 15h
A7 I once went before the local planning commission to get them to reallocate money for school infrastructure so that the schools would finally be ADA compliant. I’ve been trying to get folks on city council to partner w/ but haven’t had any luck.
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💖💄 Aoife ♿💜 14h
A1 NYC. There must be about million of us, or more. Some of us are visible & out in the streets, and some of us are barely able to go out bc of heath & accessibility issues. It's hard enough to get by,harder w/
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💖💄 Aoife ♿💜 14h
A2 We have a number of organizations in NYC, like / , that are always active on issues and help form policy. There are chapters around the state,& I would like to see one in NYC.
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💖💄 Aoife ♿💜 14h
A3 I think it varies from person to person. I don't see many members addressing issues, or giving people more than lip service. I don't think the 's cares about issues, either.
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💖💄 Aoife ♿💜 14h
A6 They don't! There are so many inaccessible places in . There is a project where the is trying to see if they can made all stations accessible, will take another year and 1/2. Not much hope in that, but we'll see.
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💖💄 Aoife ♿💜 14h
A7 I wish I was doing a lot more. I would like to work more with / , & other orgs. I want to help form an inclusive patient advocacy group for uptown Manhattan, and a chapter of .
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Guinevere Renée 10h
Replying to @DisVisibility
6. Service animals are not respected unless used by folks with sight impairments. Either store owners demand to know what they are for or people insist they ask the handler to leave OR they demand to pet/distract/feed said service animal. My sister is constantly fighting this.
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Guinevere Renée 11h
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In Alabama: 1. nearly nonexistent public transport 2. accessible curb access is often far from parking spaces 3. nearly no sidewalks anywhere so you can get out & about 4. Taxis are inaccessible ($$$) 5. Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security isn't enough to live on
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Keep the conversation going! A recap of this chat will be up shortly. Check out our blog for the latest:
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Alice Wong 17h
This concludes our chat on state and local issues! Thank you to everyone for joining us today. Our next chat will be on 10/7 about the midterm elections and what’s at stake
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Alice Wong 17h
Q8 With so much focus on the national political scene, how can we ensure that local disability issues get the attention they deserve?
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