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  1. Get Off Your Duff: Political Volunteering With a Disability

    The 24-hour cable news stations won't stop babbling about it. Your Facebook friends won't stop raging about it. And idiot pols won't stop tweeting about it. These days, there's no escaping it ? and you know exactly what it is: politics.





    Tired of feeling frustrated, I wanted to get involved. There's big stuff going on ? 24 candidates and more each time I edit this ...
  2. inaccessibility stories: it's not a step, it's a stoop

    We drove downtown to see a play with two other couples. One of our party, John, knew the playwright. I made reservations at a restaurant nearby, and of course like all wheelchair users, phoned first.

    Completely accessible to wheelchairs, said the man on the phone, no steps ? and he answered with such confidence, even my follow-up questions, that I had a really good feeling afterwards. The place was popular for its fare, but on Sunday afternoons things usually work nice.

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