"Many of you know of the Bechdel Test for movies. I remember reading it and being surprised at how many movies fail the test ... there are three parts of the test ... there must be two women in the movie, they must talk to each other, about something other than a man. That's it. Yikes. I thought of that while watching this scene in Game of Thrones. How rare this was ... I propose a disability version of the test ... The Dave Test ..."
From the review:
"Beauty is a Verb is a collection of poems and companion essays by and addressing the lives of the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities."
And the excerpt that really got me:
I’m sorry—this space is reserved
for poems with disabilities. I know
it’s one of the best spaces in the book,
but the Poems with Disabilities Act
requires us to make all reasonable
accommodations for poems that aren’t
Links to image where a single person asks for on screen navigation buttons to use with a mouth stick. Dev agrees and implements them into the game as an option immediately. Pretty cool to see some one agree so readily.
Next Friday, Knightley, a 44-year-old father of two, is having brain surgery to stop the debilitating headaches associated with his tumor. But, Microsoft is refusing to pay him during his three month short term disability leave.
Ken says the time he missed from work when he first experienced his symptoms put him behind on his projects, earning him a substandard performance review by his boss for the first time ever.
Microsoft links disability pay to performance reviews. Knightley says that one review, despite years of positive appraisals, is keeping him from getting his pay.