[Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

  • From: "Gary Wood" <k8hlx@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 11:35:48 -0400

This has been an interesting thread. I think the idea is that those who want to find the blindcasters' podcasters can't find them in the list on iPodder. I think it would be great if they were in there!
----- Original Message ----- From: <rusty.perez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 3:03 AM
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

This is an interesting thought Kelly, but blind and "dis"abled folks have
been battling this out for years before podcasting was even a hazy
theoretical notion.
I agree that it would be more efficient to keep the argument out of the
general arena, but I'm not sure if a consensus could ever be reached. So
maybe there should be a dis/ability category or "dis" ability category.
Let's set off the idea of "dis," that way people are forced to notice it and
question it. After all, ability is only "
Dissed" by people who can't imagine that they would be "able" to do it.


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-----Original Message-----
From: blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcasting-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 7:57 PM
To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Blind Casting] Re: Disabilities Node/Category

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


----- 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


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.


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