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Alex et Jacqueline Glyn

Après avoir enflammé le public aux "Crystal Boot" en 2013, Alex et Jacqueline Glyn nous ont fait une démonstration lors des "Rencontres nationales de la country" à Issoudun samedi 22 mars 2014

True Grit - The 2014 Paralympics

"The idea of 'Sport Doesn't Care' is that sport is the great leveler," says Carlo Cavallone, ecd at 72andSunny in Amsterdam, of his agency's hard-hitting 90-second spot for Paralympics sponsor Samsung. 

 "Abled and other-abled athletes are exactly the same when it comes to competing," he tells AdFreak. "Paralympic athletes don't go to the games because they want to make a statement about their disability; they go because they want to win a medal. This is often missed in the communication about this event." 


O Comitê de Deficiência e Acessibilidade da Associação Brasileira de Antropologia convida para a apresentação de trabalhos e posters no GRUPO DE TRABALHO: ETNOGRAFIAS DA DEFICIÊNCIA, na 29ª Reunião Brasileira de Antropologia, em Natal, de 03 a 06 de agosto de 2014. 

083. Etnografias da Deficiência

Coordenadores: Debora Diniz (Universidade de Brasília), Adriana Dias (COMITÊ DEF ACESSIBILIDADE/AAA/UNICAMP)

A questão da deficiência sempre esteve presente na história da civilização, mas foi somente nas últimas décadas que as pessoas com deficiência passaram a se narrarem e a se constituírem como sujeitos de direitos humanos. Isso permitiu o surgimento, nas Ciências Humanas e Sociais, dos Estudos sobre Deficiência, um campo de investigação cuja proposta central é apreender os diferentes sentidos e significados da categoria deficiência em suas relações históricas e sociais e a articulação com outras categorias de análise, como o gênero, a classe, a raça/etnia, a sexualidade, dentre outras. Os debates que a envolvem incluem questões, diversas, transversais e interdisciplinares, tais como os desafios da formulação, execução e avaliação de políticas públicas para pessoas com deficiência, a inclusão escolar, o acesso ao mercado de trabalho, o combate e enfrentamento ao capacitismo, o suporte de vida independente, o incentivo aos esportes paraolímpicos, a participação em espetáculos de dança, o usufruto dos direitos sexuais e reprodutivos, entre outros. Neste GT almejamos trabalhos que possam criar uma interlocução com temas diversos em torno da deficiência, a partir do uso do método etnográfico e à luz de uma perspectiva antropológica focada nos Estudos sobre Deficiência, permitindo um debate mais intenso acerca da diversidade teórica desse campo de estudos.

Here is the 2012-2013 report from the 3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities.

The organisers of the inaugural Universal Design Conference, taking place in August at Sydney Town Hall, have announced the call for papers is now open, giving experts in the field of the built environment an opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience of universal design.

The conference will hear from keynote speaker, Dr Gerald Craddock, the chief officer at the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland. Since its inception in 2007, the centre has been at the forefront of the movement to develop universally designed environments that are accessible to everyone, regardless of background, age, or level of capability.

The conference is being hosted by the Council of the Ageing NSW and is sponsored by the City of Sydney. It is being organised by Interpoint Events, the events arm of the Intermedia Group, publisher of Australian Ageing Agenda. 

The conference, to be held 20 to 21 August 2014, aims to cover all aspects of the built environment including public domain, urban design, housing, tourism, workplaces and open spaces.

The call for papers closes on 6 February. Those interested are encouraged to share their knowledge and experience of universal design with a diverse audience including local government, advocacy and industry associations, and the construction industry.

For more information on the Universal Design Conference and to register, pleasevisit the website, call 1300 789 845 or send an email.


Join us on January 29th at 8:30 pm Eastern Time for a Virtual Support Group on travel with a disability. 

 Preregistration is required. Registration is online at this link:

What are these virtual discussion groups from ABC Medical?

 The Destinations for All Summit will be an watershed event for diffusing our message to the industry. I am honored to be part of the organizing committee and overwhelmed at the quality and breadth of members of that committee.

Destinations for all website snipAre you working to make your tourism business or destination accessible and inclusive, or perhaps teaching or learning about this fascinating subject?

Then we'd like to hear from you!

Choose your theme from the areas of accessible tourism, culture and transportation and send your abstract by 3rd March to share and learn with the best at the 'Destinations for All' World Summit, Montreal 19 - 22 October 2014.


The deadline for submitting abstracts is the 3rd of March 2014.

More information is available at:

From  the What's Next Boomer Business Summit:

The longevity economy is booming, with eight thousand baby boomers turning 65 every day. By 2050 there will be more than 160 million consumers over the age of 50, controlling more than 70% of the nation's disposable income. This generation is defying the myths of aging by adopting new technology, searching for new products and services, and becoming entrepreneurs during their third stage of life. Don't miss the highly sought after Analyst Sessions. Experts will share important data on these topics: 

  •  A broad look at Commrce Trends - Who, Why, How Will They Buy?
  • Boomer and Senior Housing Trends
  • 2014 Perspectives on Why Technology Adoption Matters
  • Healthcare Big Data: Analytics software for employers, providers and payors to address population health for Boomers and Seniors
  • Health, Wellness, & Lifestyle Trends
Experts at the What's Next Boomer Business Summit are known for bringing the very best content, data, case studies and strategies to participants. If you need tools to amplify your boomer business, register today. Register Now! The What's Next Boomer Business Summit is an annual event that is hosted by Mary Furlong and Associates that brings together the brightest minds in the growing boomer marketplace. Be sure toregister early for this important event that is being held in sunny San Diego on March 13, 2014!

Tomorrow is the European Day of People with Disabilities including a 2-day conference by the European Commission. This year's focus is on accessible tourism. 

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Also: the winning city of the Access City Award for 2014 will be announced.

Apple of My Eye by Tathiana Piancastelli

It is with great pleasure that, the Nettles Artists Collective presents the show Apple of My Eye!

An original piece written by Tathiana Piancastelli, a 29 year old Brazilian artist with Down Syndrome, the play tells the story of Bella, a teenager in search of love and social acceptance. Along with a cast of 10 actors and under the direction of Debora Balardini, Tathiana explores the themes of romantic love, "normality" and community through the use of movement, text and video. In this context, Tathiana comes on stage to enact her own freedom. As the protagonist, she invites us to travel the fluency of her boundless ways of thinking, proposing a non-judgmental approach of oneself while free of preconception of the other. Her text and presence onstage presents us with the possibility of intuitively using our senses to gain understanding rather than attacking sense from a place of conditioned rationality.

Tathiana Piancastelli, the artist, is present, adult, mature and ready to face her own demons and gods using her work as a vehicle. She believes in her dreams and always wanted to be an actress.

Dec 13th and 14th at 8 pm Dec 15th at 2 pm

DECEMBER 15th PERFORMANCE will be followed by a Q&A "Breaking Barriers - Exploring views around the play Apple of my Eye"

Teatro Circulo 64 East 4th St New York - NY

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Nettles Artists Collective Team

From the Philippine Information Agency:

In line with the Government's thrust of promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the tourism industry and other Tourism-related programs of the government, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, will conduct a regional forum on Accessible Tourism for Persons with Disabilities on November 26 at Alona Kew White Beach Resort, Barangay Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol.


The forum will also be conducted in pursuant to the universal policies and principles of "Accessible Tourism for All" as provided for under existing statutes, such as Batas Pambansa Bilang 344 (Accessibility Law), Republic Act No. 7277 or the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).


Relevant to this, the forum will also identify major issues related to accessible tourism and recommend policy measures that would create an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities.


Experts on the construction of tourism related establishments will discuss the technical aspects and details of its physical structures and universal design concepts intended primarily for persons with disabilities including the elderly, children, and pregnant women. Likewise, strategies on "Building a Non-Handicapping Environment" and "Web Accessibility" shall also be presented to expound on the importance of having an accessible and barrier-free tourism that will not only benefit local but international tourists with disabilities as well.


Participants invited in the forum are representatives from the tourism industry sector such as hotel and restaurant managers and tourist transport operators and leaders of organizations/associations of persons with disabilities, and other entrepreneurs engaged in tourism business. (NCDA)

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