mariness ([personal profile] mariness) wrote in [community profile] accessibility_fail2013-09-04 10:49 am

I just appreciate the whole irony of this.

The Disability in Science Fiction panel at Worldcon/Lone Star Con did not have ramps to the stage. Because they knew I would be there (I use a wheelchair), they set up tables in front of the stage, so at least I could sit at the same level as the rest of the panelists. (At the Prose by Day, Poet by Night panel, which to be fair I was only added to about two hours before the panel started, I was on the floor and the other three panelists were on the stage.) The disability panel also did not have an ASL interpreter.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2013-09-04 02:51 pm (UTC)(link)
... wow.
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid 2013-09-08 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Wow is right.

I feel like they get one point for making sure all panelists were at the same table, and minus two points for assuming that disability = mobility issues.
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[personal profile] raze 2013-09-08 03:23 pm (UTC)(link)
*facepalm* For shit's sake...

[personal profile] selkiechick 2013-11-06 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Were there Deaf Attendees that required an ASL interpreter?