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centerofrestorativeexercise:

Free for download Disability Etiquette

A great resource for businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and disability awareness programs. You don’t have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone’s comfort levels.

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feral-fae:

Can we just stop saying “special needs” when we mean “accommodations that level the playing field so disabled peeps can get their shit done”? I don’t have special needs. I have reasonable needs. I don’t need you to make school and work easy for me. I don’t need easier tasks. I need to be provided with the tools to make tasks doable. That’s not “special.”

That’s why I like the phrase “reasonable accommodations.” Know why? Because it makes people without “special needs” (to use the identifier) realize that there are certain things you need because it just makes your job easier. 

What’s that? Everyone should not be shouted at? Writing it down works better? Hey, me too. Maybe we should all have stuff outlined for us, so we are all on the same page and be treated like human beings in the process. 

Reasonable accommodations.

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diebrarian:

For those of us who are into personal archiving.

Some Unix knowledge required, but if you need help I can walk you through it.

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nypl:

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Enjoy a list of her best work, recommended by the author herself. Dig in to one of her classic mysteries today!

nypl:

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie! Enjoy a list of her best work, recommended by the author herself. Dig in to one of her classic mysteries today!

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libralthinking:

Fascinating, sad, and complicated copyright case that could have implications for archives and special collections in the (admittedly rare ) cases where we purchase collections from individuals that have purchased defaulted storage lockers or from dealers who have purchased those items.