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Updating Twitter disability hashtag thread.

@AllisonR has educated me that I should use Sentence Case for #Accessibility. Graphic reads: # symbol followed by the word Hashtag in white lettering on a blue background.
I have #brainfog so I know I missed someone. Please add your favorite resources as a reply.
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Amplifying stories

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I really wish all the panicked, breathless newspaper articles about “banning” clapping at universities would do a little basic research and stop calling sign language applause “jazz hands.”
A little history: The #neurodiversity movement picked up sign language applause because the noise can be painful for some #ActuallyAutistic people. We started doing this in the 1990’s when we started doing IRL events like Autreat. Noise isn’t such a big deal on Usenet or IRC.
I don’t know enough about #Deaf history to know when applause was added to the American or British Sign Language vocabularies but they definitely did it first.
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OK folks... I've been waiting a few weeks to do this... Strap in!

Our cover story on DIVERSITY COMPUTING is now open access in @TheOfficialACM Interactions magazine - link below.

Here's a thread about this exciting new vision for tech #DivComp…
First things first. The ideas in this paper and this htread came from a serious of thrilling and inventive conversations and writing-sessions with @theblub @cfrauenberger @MauriceMagnee @participha and others not on twitter - especially Juan Ye from @univofstandrews
And what were those conversations about, I hear you cry?

Well, they were mostly about how we could make computing a tool for a better society. We had a strong focus on #neurodiversity & #autism (obvs) but actually these ideas link to all sorts of diversity dimensions

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This is probably the best thing I have seen in forever.…
"Autism rights and neurodiversity advocates see the traditional conception of normal and abnormal conditions as an example of privilege and discrimination, and draw parallels with other movements for greater acceptance of diversity, such as the LGBT rights movement."
"Neurodiversity proponents acknowledge that many autistic individuals need a lot of support, that autistic people may struggle with everyday tasks, and that autism is a disability....
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