Monday, October 29, 2007

FRIDA feminist-disability links #10

Rejecting Target Corporation's motion to dismiss a group of plaintiffs' lawsuit for a lack of a cognizable claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a federal district court in California certified a nationwide class action on behalf of individuals in the United States who are legally blind who have attempted to access and as a result have been denied access to the enjoyment of goods and services offered in Target stores. Full story here.

It is reported in this article that a Scottish nurse who "didn't like old people" murdered four elderly people by injecting them with lethal doses of insulin, and that he even predicted the time that one woman would die, even though the woman's collegues believed she was comfortable after hip surgery.

In her forthcoming photographic exhibition in Toronto, title "Access Sex," Vancouver artist Kyla Harris, who is paralyzed from her neck down, explores the theme of sexuality and disability. Read a review here.

A Salina senior with a disability lobbies for new perspective. Read a conversation with her here.

From the Sydney Morning Herald, a story about the formation of a new political party, the Carers' Alliance, who will context the next Australian federal election. Their goal is to give the carers of people with disabilities a more prominent position in the political landscape.

In this article, Molly Knoedler, who has Tourette's Syndrome, shares her experience.

Calling the conditions at the West Englewood school for students with learning disabilities a disgrace, parents and students have called on the Chicago Board of Education to relieve overcrowding. Full story here.

International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Friday November 30, and Saturday December 1, 2007, at the Four Points Sheraton, Toronto Airport Hotel. For more information, and to register, click here.