Periodically I create a post that rounds up all of the links I’ve shared or reshared on social media recently. Generally readers like it because they get the best of social media without falling into the giant time sink, and I like it because it helps me make sure that I’m providing useful content.
So here’s the things I’ve been tweeting about recently:
- Younger disability pension recipients’ capacity to work to be scrutinised
- UK political parties ranked on how they plan to treat disabled people. I thought this was vitial consider how poor the parties were at putting forward policies in their own manifestos.
- Shock absorbing wheel for wheelchairs.
- Policy paper: progress on improving nursing for people with learning disabilities.
- Policy paper on ‘Helping health and care services manage difficult patient behaviour’.
- Number of deaths from falling out of wheelchair correlates with Number of US Political Action Committees. Highly recommended for data-nerds….
- No data for disability hate crime? This made me really quite hot tempered…
- Interesting stack exchange question about disability in the workplace.
- Information on Bereavement And Learning Disabilities: excellent that this support exists.
- IHAL Health Charter for Social Care Providers, more (UK-based) documents that are worth glancing over.
- How Police and Crime Commissioners can improve responses to offenders with multiple and complex needs. I had quite a theme on the police this month…
- How One Man’s Trip to Toys ‘R’ Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of children. *everyone* had already shared this.
- Guidance on Working with Parents with Learning Disabilities to be updated. It would be great if people could fill in the lead in survey here:
- Graduation Rates Fall Short For Students With Disabilities.
- Freedom from restrictive practices in learning disability.
- Escaping the mousetrap: IT support for keyboard-only users.
- Clearly awesome: “Wooden Picnic Table Bench with Canopy Shelter Wheelchair Access”. (Seen while browsing eBay).
- Able-Bodied Etiquette… A classic in the making.
- *love* 3D Printed Splint Saves Baby’s Life.
- “Swindon mayor resigns over disability comment”. Warning – rage inducing.
- “report presents further findings from the 2013 Learning Disabilities Census”.
- “Now troubled children are an investment opportunity | Polly Toynbee”. Bit of ranting from the Guardian…
- “Make badges for Tube passengers with ‘invisible disabilities’” I support this, but with caveats…
- “Investing in advocacy for parents with learning disabilities: some new economic evidence.” really interesting stuff
- “E-Nable(ing) Shea to Build a Prosthetic Hand for Herself!”. I love everything about this…
- “Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy”. I’ll be watching this closely…
- “A four-year jail sentence given to a man who killed a vulnerable man with a single punch has been upheld.”
- XKCD, as ever, nails it (on the subject of free speech in this case). The mouseover text is: “I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.”
- “A 73-year-old man has been arrested” …anonymity starts to really break down as ages get bigger. Police should learn.
- “Brazil judge orders Facebook memorial page removed” moving and fascinating.
- “However, when bonus payments are excluded from the figures, wages rose by 1.4%, still below the rate of inflation.”
- “it emerged that a state school had been blacking out GCSE science questions on evolution.” Wait? What? In the UK? It’s the sort of story you’d associate with Texas…
- “Police Disabling Their Own Voice Recorders” Few things make me more annoyed than police corruption…
- Bollocks. “No police officer will have their body-worn camera on continually because of the data storage required” Except of course institutionalized police corruption. What a completely load of rubbish that is.
- “Can This Web Be Saved? Mozilla Accepts DRM, and We All Lose” I think this is important….
- Is there a Darwin Award for organisations? London black taxis cause massive publicity for Uber... I’m increasingly of the opinion that at some point in the near future, buses (particularly in rural areas of the UK) will be replaced by minibuses and a sharing version of Uber…