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Lady Bracknell | 00:00 UK time, Tuesday, 8 November 2005

Disability Matters
is a monthly column on the website of the Canadian National broadcaster, CBC.

Three disabled writers contribute on a rolling basis. Ed Smith has quadriplegia; Helena Katz has a visual impairment; and Anna Quon describes herself as a "mental health consumer". All three have contributed articles which are well-researched and thought-provoking whilst remaining eminently readable. This is not, by any means, just crips kicking off randomly.

Having read all the columns, Lady Bracknell has particularly singled out for your reading pleasure: Ed Smith's, Death, not disability, is the end of the world; Helena Katz's, Imagine a disability you can't see; and Anna Quon's Against stigma - putting a face on mental illness.

Please do click on these links. You'll be missing out if you don't.

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  • At 12:00 AM on 08 Nov 2005, Clay wrote:

Mental health CONSUMER?!! How wonderfully inappropriate.

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  • At 12:00 AM on 08 Nov 2005, Chris Page wrote:

Good article, but slightly tarnished by the North American propensity for using the "H-word", and the medical model references.

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