The Weekly Blog
The lived experience of disability needs a flag
An executive of a disability organisation who doesn’t think much of the value of “lived experience” of people with disabilities is unaware of the one thing everyone with a disability knows about. It’s something MICHAEL UNIACKE would like to see in a flag. THE IDEA OF “LIVED experience” of disability makes Phil Hayes-Brown nervous. Writing […]
Can you ask that? Deafinitely.
There was nothing wrong with the ABC’s ‘You Can’t Ask That’ episode on deaf people. According to MICHAEL UNIACKE, the episode was mostly about satisfying the curiosity of hearing people. PERHAPS THE MOST MEMORABLE moment in the deaf episode of the ABC television series “You Can’t Ask That” came from Dion Galea. In describing […]
What people are saying…
“Uniacke wants to get across basic facts about the history of Deaf culture — including the very fact that there is a long standing history."
Mike Northen – Wordgathering
“The book does contain beautiful evocations of what it’s like not to hear fully and not fit in as a result. "
Raymond Luczak – Wordgathering
The ironies in Lawson’s campfire
Did Henry Lawson create idyllic scenes of yarns around campfires because he was deaf and could not take part in them? IF HENRY Lawson was alive today, what would he say at a press conference? For … Read On...