Britain's Most Haunted Dad

thevoxbox:

theconcealedweapon:

Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.

But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold. 

Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.

This is an incredibly important post. As one of my favourite professors said, “Technology is not innocent." As in, all technology had to be designed by a human being. And chances are, if that human being had any biases or assumptions that could be translated into the technology they created, they probably wound up in there. Practically everything is designed specifically for abled people. Think about cars, for example. Could you drive a car one-handed? Well, yeah, very likely, but since most people have two hands, they designed the cars to use both hands. Two hands to grip the steering wheel, buttons and levers on both sides of said wheel, etc. There is nothing that says cars are better when you design them for one specific degree of physical wellness, but yet that is exactly how they’re designed.  This extends to virtually everything human-made you see. I do mean everything.

So for the love of heaven, please don’t whine and complain when you see disabled people of any variety getting “special accommodations.” All technological design is purposeful. Every piece of technology you see was designed to accommodate someone. If you’re lucky enough to be accommodated by something’s most common design, don’t be an ass to people who would be better served by an alternate version.

sootonthecarpet:

what if instead of a same gender detective partnership who keep getting mistaken for a romantic couple, you had a same gender romantic couple who keep getting mistaken for detectives
‘hello, I’m sam darling, and this is my partner gregory hitch’ ‘AH YES THE PRIVATE DETECTIVES’ ‘what??? no we just came for some ice cream why is there police tape everywhere’

kenobi-wan-obi:


africanchic:

Oh Eartha.

Omg this would make an amazing painting/sketch!

kenobi-wan-obi:

africanchic:

Oh Eartha.

Omg this would make an amazing painting/sketch!

taxiderby:

We’ve done it. We’ve located the coolest motherfucker on the planet.

taxiderby:

We’ve done it. We’ve located the coolest motherfucker on the planet.

mydogsnokes:

There are some automatic toilets that need 2 chill the fuck out

muscularcar69:

reglissenoire:

muscularcar69:

  1. you love being one of the few remaining nations in the entire world to have a monarchy in this, the 21st century. they’ve grown hearts from stem cells and we still have a king and queen.
  2. you’re totally pro colonising other countries to exploit their people and resources,…

What the hell 5 and 6? What ignorant idiot who knows next to nothing about England and its history wrote this?

I live in England and am English. It’s satire . Thank you for your feedback

muscularcar69:

can we discuss how hard this Adidas baseball skirt rules?!

muscularcar69:

can we discuss how hard this Adidas baseball skirt rules?!

tharlk:

light snack on a hot day 

tharlk:

light snack on a hot day