Awesome Disabled Characters In Movies/TV?

offbeatorbit:

offbeatorbit:

Hey everyone! I’m doing a roundup for Gurl.com of cool disable characters in movies/TV shows and I wanted to pick your brains for some suggestions. I just want to make sure that we’re being as representative as possible for different bodies/marginalized folks on the site, so any and all help would be rad <3

Thanks in advance!

Reblogging for the late afternoon crowd!

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The last day of the 107 days campaign. One year ago today the young man pictured, LB, short for &#8220;Laughing Boy&#8221;, drowned in a bath while at an NHS assessment and treatment centre.

He had epilepsy and should never have been left alone there. There is a report into his preventable death here http://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/news/report-into-death-sparrowhawk/

You can read more about the campaign here http://107daysofaction.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/day-107-honouring-lb-107days/

The last day of the 107 days campaign. One year ago today the young man pictured, LB, short for “Laughing Boy”, drowned in a bath while at an NHS assessment and treatment centre.

He had epilepsy and should never have been left alone there. There is a report into his preventable death here http://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/news/report-into-death-sparrowhawk/

You can read more about the campaign here http://107daysofaction.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/day-107-honouring-lb-107days/

Big congrats to Robert and Nathan from Glasgow. They were refused access to a bar in Glasgow because of disability. 
THEY TOOK THE CASE TO COURT AND WON
From the original tweets:
Robert: &#8220;Removed from the Polo Lounge, Glasgow tonight by POLICE because I am disabled. #outragedNathan: &#8220;Denied entry to Polo Lounge BECAUSE we are disabled. They sent two police vans to remove us. Their bouncer carried me out and left Robert crawling around the floor. Gutted.
 
Posted by Robert after winning the case from on facebook group:

"This was never about us. We didn&#8217;t do this for us. What happened that night has already had it&#8217;s impact on us and nothing can change that. We took this case in the hope that it would give people faith that discrimination law can work, that as disabled people we don&#8217;t just have to accept the treatment we receive. We took this case for that young LGBT disabled person whose first experience of trying to access their so called community is to be told that they&#8217;re not wanted. We took this case to show every company who thinks it can get away with treating disabled people like they are unworthy of using their services that they can&#8217;t. And today, a year after we tried to go for a celebratory drink in the Polo Lounge and were told we couldn&#8217;t go in, Glasgow Sheriff Court ruled that we were unlawfully discriminated against - we have won our case. We hope the fear of being litigated against and having to pay compensation will encourage other companies to be more proactive in providing for all their customers, including the disabled ones. Nathan and I know this won&#8217;t be the last time we&#8217;ll face discrimination. But for today, we won. We are so incredibly grateful to the unwavering support that everyone has given us. Without the Faculty of Advocates&#8217; Free Legal Assistance Unit, and our amazing lawyer Russell Bradley, we couldn&#8217;t have done this. Tom French, who was with us that night has stood by us all the way through and was an amazing witness. Rachel Amey was there in court to support us, help maintain our sanity, and even brought a pack of straws so I could have a drink! And Nic brought Brownies! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been there for us this year.&#8221;

Big congrats to Robert and Nathan from Glasgow. They were refused access to a bar in Glasgow because of disability. 

THEY TOOK THE CASE TO COURT AND WON

From the original tweets:


Robert: “Removed from the Polo Lounge, Glasgow tonight by POLICE because I am disabled. #outraged

Nathan: “Denied entry to Polo Lounge BECAUSE we are disabled. They sent two police vans to remove us. Their bouncer carried me out and left Robert crawling around the floor. Gutted.

Posted by Robert after winning the case from on facebook group:

"This was never about us. We didn’t do this for us. What happened that night has already had it’s impact on us and nothing can change that. We took this case in the hope that it would give people faith that discrimination law can work, that as disabled people we don’t just have to accept the treatment we receive. We took this case for that young LGBT disabled person whose first experience of trying to access their so called community is to be told that they’re not wanted. We took this case to show every company who thinks it can get away with treating disabled people like they are unworthy of using their services that they can’t. And today, a year after we tried to go for a celebratory drink in the Polo Lounge and were told we couldn’t go in, Glasgow Sheriff Court ruled that we were unlawfully discriminated against - we have won our case. We hope the fear of being litigated against and having to pay compensation will encourage other companies to be more proactive in providing for all their customers, including the disabled ones. Nathan and I know this won’t be the last time we’ll face discrimination. But for today, we won. 

We are so incredibly grateful to the unwavering support that everyone has given us. Without the Faculty of Advocates’ Free Legal Assistance Unit, and our amazing lawyer Russell Bradley, we couldn’t have done this. Tom French, who was with us that night has stood by us all the way through and was an amazing witness. Rachel Amey was there in court to support us, help maintain our sanity, and even brought a pack of straws so I could have a drink! And Nic brought Brownies! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been there for us this year.”

brownnipplebraggadocio:

prettysickart:

emmisnotshortforemma:

Every day… 

I have to share the awesome app I use to negate this issue!
it’s called Medisafe and it’s a free app available in the app store or on google play and it allows you to input all your medications and:
-choose the shape, color, and dosage of each medication (including indicating if it’s an injection or a pill or an inhaler)-notate the dosage and/or # of pills-each time of day/night it needs to be taken-add food or other special instructions-schedule refill reminders-add a med-friend (someone who will be notified if you forget to take it!)
The interface is great and i’ve found it very easy to use.  You can also add meds to take “as needed” so you can indicate that you’ve taken an out-of-time painkiller or booster pill etc.
When it’s time to take your pills it uses the text-notifcation noise on your phone to alert you- so it’s lowkey, but (usually) unmissable.  When it’s time, you have the option to snooze, dismiss, or take pills.  OR you can just shake your phone to indicate that you’ve taken them (I usually either snooze or shake the phone).
It tracks your progress too and you can export yourself an excel spreadsheet of your pill taking to give your physician etc if needed.
You can set the snooze time manually, the maximum number of alarms, all kinds of things- you can set your own alert sound too if you don’t want it to use your text-notification.
I am TERRRRRRRIBLE about remembering pills (seriously, I forgot for 3 weeks).  I haven’t missed a dose since I started using it and it’s fantastic.

Ooh

brownnipplebraggadocio:

prettysickart:

emmisnotshortforemma:

Every day… 

I have to share the awesome app I use to negate this issue!

it’s called Medisafe and it’s a free app available in the app store or on google play and it allows you to input all your medications and:

-choose the shape, color, and dosage of each medication (including indicating if it’s an injection or a pill or an inhaler)
-notate the dosage and/or # of pills
-each time of day/night it needs to be taken
-add food or other special instructions
-schedule refill reminders
-add a med-friend (someone who will be notified if you forget to take it!)

The interface is great and i’ve found it very easy to use.  You can also add meds to take “as needed” so you can indicate that you’ve taken an out-of-time painkiller or booster pill etc.

When it’s time to take your pills it uses the text-notifcation noise on your phone to alert you- so it’s lowkey, but (usually) unmissable.  When it’s time, you have the option to snooze, dismiss, or take pills.  OR you can just shake your phone to indicate that you’ve taken them (I usually either snooze or shake the phone).

It tracks your progress too and you can export yourself an excel spreadsheet of your pill taking to give your physician etc if needed.

You can set the snooze time manually, the maximum number of alarms, all kinds of things- you can set your own alert sound too if you don’t want it to use your text-notification.

I am TERRRRRRRIBLE about remembering pills (seriously, I forgot for 3 weeks).  I haven’t missed a dose since I started using it and it’s fantastic.

Ooh

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