Top-Ten Disability Blogs

Since becoming more serious about my online presence, and blogging regularly, I have come across several high quality websites that cover disability topics very well. In no particular order, I encourage you to visit these sites and connect with the authors of the best disability blogs I have seen.

Get Mobilized!
http://getmobilized.ca/

Jeff Preston, a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario, drove his electric wheelchair from London, ON to Ottawa ON, over a period of weeks to bring awareness to the lack of accessible transportation in Canadian cities. Now, he is running for City Councilor with an innovative online and real world campaign, with goals and issues put forward by his supporters.

Ouch! (BBC Disability Blog)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/

A great program of the British Broadcasting Corporation that explores all things disability.

JJ’s List
http://www.jjslist.com

A Chicago based activist who knows full well the powerful economic impact of people touched by disability. JJ’s List reviews the accessibility of businesses across the world. This website is also a rich resource of video and articles celebrating disability.

Rolling Around in My Head
http://www.davehingsburger.blogspot.com/

This top Canadian blog by the fantastic writer Dave Hinsburger has kept me coming back with whit and wisdom, time and again. Disability injustice and pride clash often in extremely well written posts.

Glenda Watson Hyatt
http://www.doitmyselfblog.com

This activist and author owns her identity, which has been crafted in part by Cerebral Palsy. Her blog posts ooze power and conviction – with thoughtful pushes for change.

Disability Intel
http://www.disabilityintel.blogspot.com/

Disability Intel is a great blog with in depth news, analysis and commentary on disability supports, policy and culture.

Enabled By Design
http://enabledbydesign.org/

Assistive technology is essential to the disability movement. Enabled by Design is innovative; the technology and design you can find there is worth learning about.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities
http://www.ccdonline.ca/en/

CCD Online is not necessarily a blog, but serves rather as an invaluable feed of news and resources relating to disability in Canada. It is an essential bookmark.

The Gimp Parade
http://thegimpparade.blogspot.com/

“An overeducated, underemployed American disabled feminist.” Guaranteed good read.

Planet of the Blind
http://www.planet-of-the-blind.com/

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This article has 9 comments

  1. I think this is a great idea to have a website full of resources for people to check out. I didn’t realize how many different blogs that were offered for people with disabilities.One in particular I enjoyed scrolling through was the Enabled by Design. I enjoyed reading about the “smart glasses” and how they assist individuals with visual imparments in unfamilar environments. Very interesting and neat.

  2. This blog post is nice to have in general to give to certain clients who look to blogging as a type of therapy or an activity that they love to do. If I know a client loves to blog, but they don’t have a good place to look up blogs there are 10 great ones right on this page that I could supply to them.

  3. After looking into some of the blogs listed above I have become inspired. What these people do is amazing, and documenting it for the world to see is also a great thing. The best way to spread awareness is by putting what you have to say out there for the world to see.

  4. What a great resource to access, this is a substantial list of sites that offer great information.

  5. All of these websites are very interesting. They all caught my interest on the topic of disabilities, but the one that really grabbed my attention was the article about Jeff Preston. It was an amazing story, and it really made a strong point. All of these websites are very high in quality, and can really catch ones interest.

  6. I enjoyed this resource. Especially the intro/bio about each resource before the website was listed. I actually enjoyed reading the blogs as well. Since there are so many out there, and not all being credible, it was helpful having a site that I trust list other blogs that could be trusted as well.

  7. Great resource for individuals looking for blogs in order to not feel alone in their situation! I plan on visiting these sites to see what they have to offer!

  8. I think it is very interesting to see what people did to raise awareness about this. What Jeff Preston did is very intriguing to me and I think it was a perfect way to get people to notice his cause.

  9. I never realized how many different resources were actually available to the public. These are all great resources that have a lot of good information that can potentially help my clients. When providing these resources to clients, It may be better to highlight or bold the name of each site so that it is easier for a person (especially with a visual deficit) to locate.

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