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The world of disability advocacy is a complicated one, with strong feelings in many different populations. We've done our best to collect a variety of perspectives for you to browse.
Disability Blog Carnival
The Disability Blog Carnival offers a rotation collection of posts on all things pertinent to life with disability.
It's hosted every other week at a new site, and the posts are sometimes collected in themes. It's a great place to find new resources, or maybe you should participate and get your voice heard!
Disabled Doesn't Necessarily Mean Stationary
We live this through our activism, but what about through our activity levels? Different disabilities mean different exercise regimens.
For tools and inspiration for your new workout, visit The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability and read how to sign up for its newsletter. Then, get offline and get moving!
Get Schooled at Crip College
Christian Bagg broke his back at a young age, and uses a wheelchair to get around. But he doesn't let that stop him from skiing, climbing, golfing and more.
Crip College is his site to teach people about how to rock on in their wheelchairs. He's got tons of practical tips, a photo gallery, a hilarious personal story to tell and more. And ladies—he's a total hottie. So get on over to Crip College for wheelchair tips and some nice eye candy.
Inside the Minds of Artists
For deep thoughts and humor alike, Breath & Shadow comes out monthly and features culture and literature written for people with disabilities.
We're told it's the only 1.) online literary journal with a focus on disability and 2.) cross-disability literature and culture magazine written and edited entirely by people with disabilities. Wow! Get thee on the mailing list.
National Association of the Deaf
The mission of the NAD is to "promote, protect, and preserve the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals."
Tons of information and support about legal rights, advocacy, assistive technologies, American Sign Language and much more. Check out the blogs from various NAD affiliates.
National Federation of the Blind
The NFB aims to improve the lives of those living with blindness "through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence."
With more than 50,000 members, the NFB is the largest organization for the blind in the U.S. It provides advocacy opportunities, local resources and educational programs for those living with impaired vision, their friends and families.
National Organization on Disability
The mission of NOD is "to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life."
This org aims to close participation gaps for those with disabilities by promoting accessibility and involvement in everyday life. Check out information about health care, jobs and transportation as they relate to people with disabilities.
Never Walked in High Heels
Blogger Athena Stevens gets the issues out on the table at her new disability blog, Never Walked in High Heels.
Thoughts on politics, justice, rights, faith, public transit, and the daily grind of city living in a wheelchair—she writes about it all with candor, intelligence, and wit.
Nickie's Nook: Blind, in Pain, But Still a Babe
Nickie is blind, and has reflex sympathetic dystrophy in one of her feet, but that doesn't keep her from being a Babe.
Steering Life From the Chair
We only need inspirational pushes, thank you very much! Go visit MobileWomen.org for a whole community of women in wheelchairs living live to the fullest.
When you're itching to interact, visit their online forum listing social and political gatherings and other intriguing activities.
The Gimp Parade
The Gimp Parade rocks! Not only does this "thirtysomething disabled feminist, overeducated, underemployed" offer up some great stories about disability issues, she's got attitude to spare.
You'll want to check out the blogroll, which has dozens and dozens of links to interesting disability-related blogs. It will keep you busy - and learning - for weeks.
United Ostomy Associations of America
The UOAA is a group of organizations committed to improving the quality of life to individuals with ostomy devices.
An association of groups that work to provide support to folks living with intestinal or urinary diversions. Look here to find resources available in your community, or to connect with others online via message boards or chat rooms.