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Blogging on Disability

These bloggers regularly write about disability, often from a personal perspective:

• Tim McGuire blogs about the invisible disabilities that people often overlook or misunderstand. McGuire, the Frank Russell Chair for the Business of Journalism at the Cronkite School and the author of “Some People Even Take Them Home” A Disabled Dad, A Down syndrome Son and Our Journey to Acceptance, blogs at McGuire on Life, Disability and Grief.

• Amy Silverman, managing editor of the Phoenix New Times alternative newspaper, can be heard regularly on public radio talking about her experiences raising a daughter with Down syndrome. In a piece titled “The Trouble with Boys,” Silverman recounts her daughter’s first year of junior high school.

• Beth Haller’s Media dis&dat blog has become the go-to place for the latest news and information about people with disabilities and disability issues. Recent postings include an article about “outcasting” on TV shows and a research study that shows blindness simulations can negatively affect perceptions of the visually impaired. Haller is professor of journalism and new media at Towson University in Maryland and the author of “Representing Disability in an Ableist World.”