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A Movie Like Run: Riveting, Representing and Rupturing

This is a review of the movie, Run, starring Sarah Paulson and Kiera Allan, which is currently playing on Hulu. Spoilers are in this review! WHOAH! Run: A Movie with Some Pop Run is the first move in a long time to star an actual wheelchair user in a lead role, and that's pretty exciting [...]
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How to Enable Free Zoom Captions with Any Zoom Account

This is a tutorial for how to set up free captions on Zoom - any account on Zoom, including your personal free account. Update: enabling this has been difficult/not possible for some people. I am not sure why, and Zoom itself is not forthcoming about why some people can enable this and others can't. I [...]
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Tips for Universal Design in Academic Conferences

This is about universal design in academic conferences. It contains specific suggestions for how to improve universal access, that while specifically geared towards academic conferences, is applicable to all meetings This essay is available in distraction-free (- no ads) at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF's. Disability and Universal [...]
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100+ Disability Groups on Facebook That You’ve Been Looking For

This is about the best disability groups on Facebook. Disability Community on Facebook Disability community is crucial and is a powerful way for those of us with disabilities to make friendships from within our own respective disability communities and cross-disability. It's a way to find solutions to problems that are disability-specific, receive support and a [...]
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Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability and Global Expansion

This is a post about disability, the disability community (- both for people with disabilities and non-disabled parents of people with disabilities), and the opportunity that disability is. It's available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF'. [...]
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An Update on Unpacking Disability with Meriah Nichols

This is a post on site changes. It's available in ad and image-free PDF at the end of the post. If you want to hear me reading this post, just click the link below. https://media.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/p/content.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/Update-on-Unpacking-Disability-with-Meriah-Nichols.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download This blog started off as Finding Ruby's Father, a place to chronicle my dating [...]
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Resources to Explain Death and Grief to Person with Down Syndrome or Intellectual Disability

This is a post with resources to explain grief and loss to anyone with an intellectual or developmental disability, but focuses on explaining grief to people with Down syndrome. It's available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to [...]
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The Best Disability Groups on Facebook For PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES!

This is about the best disability groups on Facebook FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. It's available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDFs. Cross-Disability Community on Facebook "Cross disability" means all disability. It means inclusive of all [...]
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Black Lives Matter: Beyond the Hashtag

This is about Black Lives Matter and uprooting racism in America. It's available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF'. If you want to hear me reading this, just click the link below. https://media.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/p/content.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/Beyond-the-Hashtag.mp3Podcast: Play in new [...]
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Are The CDC Guidelines for Schools Reopening Too Much?

This is about the CDC guidelines for schools. It's available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF'. If you want to hear me reading this, just click the link below. https://media.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/p/content.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/CDC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download [...]
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It’s Like We Are in Time Out

This is a personal post. It's available in distraction-free (- no ads) PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF'. If you want to hear me reading this, just click the link below. https://media.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/p/content.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/We-Got-Put-In-Time-Out.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download My Facebook feed [...]
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MORE Fun & Highly Educational Stuff For Kids With Disabilities (and without!) to Do Inside

This post is a list of things of fun stuff for kids to do and that help during quarantine. It leans hard on "fun educational" and it addresses kids with disabilities. This is available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit [...]
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The Misfits Who Rock and Rolled: A Review of Crip Camp

This post is a Crip Camp Review. This review is available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF'. If you want to hear me reading this, just click the link below. https://media.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/p/content.blubrry.com/meriahnicholsdisability/Talking-About-Crip-Camp-the-Misfits-Who-Rock-and-Rolled.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | [...]
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Know Your Disability Rights and Disability Resources: DREDF

This is a quick post to let you know about DREDF's amazing resource and advocacy page. This is available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit from access to PDF's, along with the MP3 of me reading this post through my [...]
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How to Communicate With Masks On (Because Lipreaders Are Screwed)

This post is about simple solutions to communicate like the deaf: that is, solutions to by-pass the need to lipread or hear, especially during this time of mask-wearing. This essay and resources are available in a downloadable PDF for my patrons, linked here. It's also at the end of this post for people who benefit [...]
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The Best Speech to Text Apps for Live Captions & Recording

This post is about the best speech to text apps. That is, apps to be used on your phone for live captions, to change speech to text, in order to communicate (with the side benefit of recording information, conversations and notes). It is meant to serve as a resource for deaf or Deaf people (hearing [...]
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Single Parents: We Better Hope We Don’t Get Sick

This is about single parents getting sick with Coronavirus. This is available in distraction-free downloadable PDF (and through my podcast) via my Patreon, linked here. It's also available at the end of this post, along with the podcast recording (of me reading this post). As a single mom with full custody of 3 kids, and [...]
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We’ll Lose Our Rights and Our Lives if We Don’t Do Something NOW

This is about the 3rd Coronavirus bill which is being written by members of congress RIGHT NOW. Suggestions for reaching out and the reason to make sure they include people with disabilities are included in this post. A Twitter 101 sheet, and suggestions for tweets to get you going are included in the PDF to [...]
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