Category Archives: Blind

“Red Diaper Daughter” with Laura Bock

Friday, May 19, 2-3 pm PST on KPFA Laura Bock is an extraordinary blind white woman whose new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter tells an extraordinary story of three generations of rebels and revolutionaries. She talks about her communist and anarchist … Continue reading

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SuperFest – Amputees, Audio Description

Listen (28 min) Today we talk movies with Ross Turnbull the creator and director of Terminal Device, a feature film inquiring into the way “hooks” are represented in movies. As a life-long amputee who uses a prosthetic hook, Ross Turnbull … Continue reading

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Blind Woman with One Working Hand Interviews DeafBlind Lawyer (wink)

Listen (29 min) Transcript Attorney Haben Girma works to increase access to technology for people with disabilities.  She helped achieve victory in National Federation of the Blind v. Scribd, one of only two decisions to hold that the ADA applies … Continue reading

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Sheela’s Housing Saga

Listen  29 min. Sheela’s Affordable Housing Resource List for Northern & Central California Sixteen months!  That’s right… It took our producer Sheela Gunn-Cushman one year and four months of focused almost full-time work to find an affordable place to live … Continue reading

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Sheela’s Affordable Housing Resource List

This list of housing resources began in 2009, and was last updated at 8:53 PM 6/4/2015. Share freely and use fully. HAPPY HUNTING! My “go to” list 211.  Call this number and see if they have the resource information you … Continue reading

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Care Giving: Naomi Ortiz & The East Bay Center for the Blind

Listen (29 min)   Those of us who live with a disability are often typecast as burdens.  Because we’re limited in some ways, the ways we give to others and participate in community work often go unnoticed.   Naomi Ortiz … Continue reading

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Country Western Musicians with Disabilities

Listen, 28 min Most listeners of contemporary popular music don’t know that the legendary Hank Williams, the singer songwriter of “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” was affected by spinal bifida.  Williams’ spinal problem likely had serious consequences for his private life and … Continue reading

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The Great British Paraorchestra & Genghis Blues

Listen 58 min The British Paraorchestra is the world’s first professional ensemble for disabled musicians.  Founded in 2012, this 26 piece orchestra aspires to the highest quality while accommodating the needs of its eclectic musicians. Britain’s Channel 4 made a … Continue reading

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Bed Bugs, Other Pests and Disability

Listen 28 min Everyone hates it when the bedbugs come.  By law, the landlord should arrange and pay for eradication.  There’s two government agencies who could show up to inspect and advise you, the Public Health Department and Code Enforcement.  … Continue reading

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Sheltered Workshops or Sweatshops for the Disabled?

Listen (28 minutes) Sign a petition demanding fair wages for people with disabilities! 170,000 signatures on petitions delivered to Goodwill Headquarters around the country. Four hundred thousand people with disabilities in the USA work for substandard wages, some of them … Continue reading

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