I have just been made aware of a conference paper outlining how 12.8% of lung donations were from euthanasia donors. I am afraid. You should be as well.
A recent article on the Manawatu Standard talks about a spike in suicide among men aged 85 or more. Loneliness and isolation have been named as leading causes of such suicide. At the same time New Zealand’s parliement has a “Physician assisted suicide” bill awaiting to be balloted. I see a trend here, and I don’t like it.
Google search makes suggestion on often used search terms as you type queries in its search box. Handy, right? In this case, I find the autocomplete suggestions particularly scary. Typing the terms "disabled people should" returns suggestions like "should be killed", "should not have children", and more!
People use negative language about disabilities without realising they do it. I was watching a musician’s interview on YouTube and he made a comment about wheelchairs as a jest. Only it’s not really funny.
9 May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. “The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities”. Today I’ll talk a little bit about access to tertiary education.