[Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

  • From: Shelly <shellyspodcasts@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 20:38:46 -0500

We've made some progress in the past few days. I'll have an update for you
very soon.


On 9/30/05, Kelly Pierce <kellyjosef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> We may not come to consensus with some of the ardent cross-disability
> folks
> as Darrell says. many have difficulty recognizing our unique needs,
> interests, and culture. As Darrell suggests, we have been trying to find
> common ground for decades and haven't found it yet. However, this is not
> to
> say that a core group cannot get together and develop clear and well
> thought through reasons why a blindcaster category should exist and if it
> should, where it would be placed such as in an existing category or in a
> new
> one related to disability issues. A disability category may not make sense
> if the numbers don't really support one if there are few non-blindcasters
> doing disability related podcasts.
> Kelly
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lynn Schneider" <lschneider9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 2:49 AM
> Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category
> > Kelly, excellent point. We went through this battle when I was secretary
> > of my local ACB affiliate. We ended up changing the name from blind to
> > visually impaired. This battle is like the JFW/Window-Eyes mess. I doubt
> > it will ever get resolved to everyone's satisfaction. Personally, I
> don't
> > give a rat's behind what they call it. I do know that we'll never be
> able
> > to come to a consensus on this, so perhaps we would have to dispense
> with
> > the subcategories altogether.
> >
> > At 09:56 PM 9/27/2005 -0500, you wrote:
> >>Before we jump on Adam's back, perhaps we can work with
> disability-related
> >>podcasters and blind to develop the Podcast Pickle directory in the
> manner
> >>we believe would be of best service to the listeners. There is the
> >>tension between those who are blindcasters, those who openly discuss
> their
> >>blindness, technology, observations, and share with the listener every
> >>unique sound through three different microphones, and cross disability
> >>folks who broadcast to a diverse audience of people with disabilities.
> >>the cross disability folks often insist on no sub-categories, as this
> >>dilutes the universal notion of disability while others believe their
> >>particular disability makes them unique. It might be useful to work this
> >>issue out in our community first before we end up battling each other
> with
> >>a non-disabled party. Already, Adam has acknowledged on the Source code
> >>that he has received vigorous arguments from both of the camps that like
> >>either the word "blind" or visually impaired." without resolving this
> >>among ourselves first, we leave the non-disabled person at a loss of
> >>knowing what exactly to do.
> >>
> >>Kelly
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>----- Original Message ----- From: "Shelly" <shellyspodcasts@xxxxxxxxx>
> >>To: "Blindcasting List" <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 5:17 PM
> >>Subject: [Blind Casting] Disabilities Node/Category
> >>
> >>
> >>Greetings,
> >>
> >>All the comments about the Disability node for iPodder are very
> >>interesting,
> >>and have given me several things to think about. I'm still committed to
> >>advocacy on this front. Next step is to resend my note to Mr. Curry, as
> an
> >>open letter, which will allow me to publish it around the podcasting
> >>community, I wanted to let you know, though, that there is a directory
> >>that
> >>does include a Disabilities category. That would be <a href="
> >>http://www.podcastpickle.com";>Podcast Pickle</a>. Not many shows in that
> >>subcategory yet. It would be great if podcast producers on this list who
> >>want to identify their shows as disability-oriented would begin to get
> >>listed on the Pickle. You could even list yourself and use "blindness"
> as
> >>a
> >>keyword but not list yourself in the Disabilities category. On the
> Pickle,
> >>you get to pick two categories, plus you create your own sets of
> keywords.
> >>Adding your cast to the Pickle would help your own visibility and would
> >>add
> >>to the credibility of the Pickle directory as it positions itself in the
> >>directory sphere. They already has a number of great features, including
> >>search, and the ability to create a favorites list that others can
> browse.
> >>You can also play podcasts directly from each podcaster's page. The
> >>Disabilities subcategory on Podcast Pickle is within the Society
> top-level
> >>category. By the way, I own no stock in the Pickle. What I like about it
> >>is
> >>that competition with Podcast Alley and, to a lesser extent,
> IndiePodder,
> >>has caused the Pickle to be very innovative and responsive to its users.
> >>
> >>-shelly
> >>
> >>
> >>--
> >>Shelly Brisbin, Writer, Editor, Geek for Hire
> >>
> >>Shelly's Podcast: http://shellyspodcast.blogspot.com
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> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >

Shelly Brisbin, Writer, Editor, Geek for Hire

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