Why labels, and getting the right labels, are important for some disabled people

I’ve always wondered what life would have been like if I had been raised as Deaf rather than mainstreamed with occasional accommodations for my “hearing loss” that were often more an afterthought than an actual accommodation. More recently, as I’ve Continue reading Why labels, and getting the right labels, are important for some disabled people

Online dating is an adventure in imagination!

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to try out online dating. Well, here we are a few weeks later and I have to say that as long as you view it as entertainment it’s a fun Continue reading Online dating is an adventure in imagination!

Is everything possible or are there realistic limitations?

I participated in an interesting conversation today about whether or not everything really is possible, or if we would do better to accept our limitations. The original point being made is that while we tend to blame others for our Continue reading Is everything possible or are there realistic limitations?

When you don’t know what to say, say that; don’t just say nothing!

One of the things that I’ve noticed over the last year is that people seem to have a real problem with not knowing what to say when somebody is in an extreme situation. Rather than say the wrong thing, they Continue reading When you don’t know what to say, say that; don’t just say nothing!

What a fantastic date to return to work: even in a very limited fashion… International Women’s Day

So today is March 8th, 2017 and the day that I officially start my transition plan to return to work. It’s very limited at this point and I’ll be working from home to accommodate my hypersensitivity and anaphylaxis. But it’s Continue reading What a fantastic date to return to work: even in a very limited fashion… International Women’s Day

When is disability accommodation not accommodation?

In Ontario under Human Rights legislation, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), I can’t be discriminated against due to my disabilities. However, there is this wonderful phrase ‘undue hardship’ that comes into play when requesting disability accommodation. Continue reading When is disability accommodation not accommodation?

Why is income tax so complicated?

I was born and raised in England. I started paid work at the age of 14 and have paid my taxes as required ever since. However, in England we have the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program which means that Continue reading Why is income tax so complicated?