Do you have a nice long list of favorite blogs on disability topics that you read on a regular basis? You will, after Tuesday, may 1st, 2012. Blogging against Disablism Day is an annual event that attracts bloggers from around the world. The premise is to encourage anyone to write on the topic of disability, dignity, discrimination, politics and inclusion, whether or not you are a person who has a disability. For the past seven years, the blog, “Diary of a Goldfish,” has hosted the event, which links the submissions posted on that day to create an incredible archive of opinion and observation.
You don’t have to be a professional blogger, or even have your own blog, to participate. Nor must you be a person with a disability. You can write about a friend, loved one, co-worker, or just a personal experience interacting with individuals who have a disability. You can rant and rave about the current political climate as it pertains to workplace discrimination, you can talk about a person who has inspired you, or you can write about ways in which having a disability has changed your life. Everyone is welcome. To participate, simply go to the blog and comment, letting everyone know you plan to submit a post. The event host will then link to all the sites throughout the day on May 1st, so you can easily read the posts that interest you. There’s also a Twitter account you can follow to get alerts as to posted submissions. Follow @BADDtweets now, while you’re thinking about it.
For more information, click here for Diary of a Goldfish.
Don’t forget to come by the Accessible Insights blog to read my own offering. Use hashtag #BADD12 when tweeting about the event.