This blog exists as a way to connect people with disabilities that identify somewhere in the queer spectrum. If you are submitting an image post please include an image description.
mylifeenshrined said: Hello! My name is Haley, I am a queer, cis woman with several mental illnesses. I'm currently in a Intersections class in college and our group's final project is to team up/contact an organization in our area (Columbus, OH) that focuses on queers with disabilities. Unfortunately this has been difficult. Do you know of any larger organizations we could connect with. I, and the rest of my group, would really appreciate any help or advice you could offer! Thank you, I hope you have a lovely day.
I personally don’t know of any organizations in Columbus or Ohio. While searching around the internet it seems like I may have found an event that happened in May that partially covered queers with disabilities [link].
In my searching, there’s a pretty good list found here which includes some organizations.
Maybe some of our followers have some suggestions?
Browser Extensions for Autism (also useful for ADHD/Dyslexia etc)
Text Mode -Good for those who are visually sensitive. loads pages in black and white/all text/obscures images. It’s also helpful for those who use screen readers. (Thanks to http://daigonite.tumblr.com/)
FlashControl -Stops Flash animations running by themselves. (Thanks to lysikan.tumblr.com)
BeeLine Reader -Uses a colour gradient that guides your eyes for those with difficulty reading monocolour text. (Thanks to nihilmeliusnihilpeius.tumblr.com)
Hacker Vision -Makes backgrounds black and text white to reduce the level of light your eyes are exposed to.
nyt_mod -Dims your browser screen-5 customisable levels (thanks to queermisandrist.tumblr.com)
Readability -Ensures every webpage is in a clear readable view with the option of disabling the page’s background noise and clutter. Great for the inattentive.
Hide GIFs -Turn on to hide any gifs from displaying.
Firefox: (Massive thanks to kiyoteruhiyama.tumblr.com for all these)
Image Block - Turn off all images on a webpage by clicking the button in the upper right section of the browser window.
Flashblock - Block all flash animations. (note that java must be enabled for this to work.)
Easy Read - Links, instead of being different colors, are now the same font/color as the rest of the text.
No Color - Disable background colors or images on websites.
Black background and white text - Self-explanatory. Can reduce eye strain or help those with sensitive vision.
Screen Dimmer - Dim the browser screen to reduce eye strain
New co-mod here!
Greetings, lovely followers!
My name is Max, and I’m thrilled to join Zee and Kyle as a mod for QwD. I suppose a [hopefully brief] bio is in order.
I’m a 25-year-old white gay trans man from the great state of New York (he/him/his pronouns please). I am also a congenital bilateral below-the-elbow amputee which is a fancy way of saying that I was born with arms that end just below the elbow. In addition, I have some minor mobility limitations due to some nerves missing in my lower spine and legs that didn’t quite develop properly. I’m also neurodivergent, with clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, and possibly some other undiagnosed brain things. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the overlapping of my queerness and disabilities occurs in unique and sometimes unpredictable ways. And I’m equally sure many of you have firsthand experience of what I’m talking about.
Sometime soon I will try to make a post that examines some of the results and conditions of this overlapping, but I think this is enough for now. If you’d like to ask me more questions, suggest/submit posts, or just say hello, feel free to contact us here, or to come on over to my main blog at radicalspacecub.tumblr.com.
Take care of yourselves!