Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Disability

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Series of "Disability in <Country>" articles[edit]

A handful of "overview" articles about disability in various countries have recently been created. See Template:Disability by country. I'd like to propose that this project makes it a priority to create such articles for as many countries as possible. The China, Australia, South Africa and Ukraine articles as quite well developed and so far have a fairly consistent content, which could serve as a "template" for others in the "series". The article about the US is different from the rest, it's older, very short and only really covers demographics. It was proposed to be merged into the ADA article a few years ago but didn't happen. I think it should be expanded and retitled similar to the others. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 09:40, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

I have started a new draft Draft:Disability in the United Kingdom - I would really appreciate some help with it. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:40, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
I will try and put in a few ideas about learning disability in the UK - probably just links in the first instance. Crinoline (talk) 00:05, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
I've been preoccupied with other matters for a while but now I'm ready to work on this again, who's with me? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 06:45, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
The series is slowly growing, please feel free to help. There are a few of these articles in Draft-space too - See Category:Draft-Class Disability articles - they are also "counted" in the "Statistics" table on the Project main page. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 19:08, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
I have expanded the {{Disability by country}} template to include all sovereign countries in the world, grouped by continental region. We must work towards turning as many as possible of those country names blue. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 08:02, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Disability in Canada has been moved from Draftspace to Mainspace. It is a very brief stub that needs to be expanded. In fact all the "Disability in <Country> articles are currently stubs that still need work. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:45, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Disability listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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IEP through schools[edit]

I would like to know what type of IEP should be placed in a school for a child with a sensorial hearing loss? What should the child be classified as? What type of IEP to help her with her education? What laws protect a child when a proper IEP isn't placed for a child with this type of hearing loss? Can my child be denied an amendment when asked; even though the grades are proficient? I am trying to get my child's IEP amended. Since kindergarten my child studied and studies really hard to keep a proficient grade in order to graduate and to be able to get accepted to a decent college. I have been so naive in asking questions, thinking that the school district had their best interests with my daughter's education. Please if anyone has answers to these questions, please help me with gathering information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Daisyc34 (talkcontribs) 11:48, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Daisyc34, I'm sorry to hear about your problem but unfortunately we cannot help you - Wikipedia is an encyclopedia , we cannot give the kind of advice you need. You could perhaps look for a suitable support organization in your area/state. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 12:41, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Dropping the Importance rating[edit]

Proposal - I think we should drop the Importance tag from our banner and article assessment system. It's been years since I have bothered to event try to give an article an importance rating and back then such decisions quite frequently cause conflict and unhappiness when (usually inexperienced) article contributors take offense at the "low" rating given. I've even been on the receiving end of rants such as: "HOW DARE YOU say "dreaded lurgy" is low importance! My grandmother, sister, two cousins and my own son died of it - YOU ARE A HORRIBLE PERSON!". No amount of explaining ever soothed any such complaints. We hardly ever apply the importance rating and we've never really made an effort to use it in a meaningful way to sort our articles, so I think we should simply remove it from our system. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:08, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Removed unused Project sandbox[edit]

I have removed the Project's sandbox page as it has gone unused for a very long time. I have instead started tagging relevant draft articles in Draft-space with the project tag and transcluded a list of such drafts on the Project main page in a section titled "Disability related drafts". Please feel free to help write these draft articles so that they can be moved into mainspace. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 10:56, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Inclusive Action wiki[edit]

Hi all - I was wondering if the WikiProject Disability community would be interested in collaborating on a wikipage (or pages) on ideas for practical action to include people with disability. For example in the areas of jobs, study, community access. Cheers, Fiona Optimistic Changemaker (talk) 03:49, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

@Optimistic Changemaker - That kind of content is actually not allowed on Wikipedia, see WP:NOTGUIDE and WP:PROMO. We can and do write neutral, descriptive articles about these issues, as well as the notable organisations and programmes that exist (or existed in the past) to address the issues, but we are not allowed to actively promote them or give readers direct advice. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:55, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Task force[edit]

Does WikiProject Disability currently have a task force? If so can you please post a link to it here? Thanks! Maranjosie (talk) 14:50, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

@Maranjosie - No we don't currently have any task forces, we are too small a group to need to subdivide our activites like that. I once proposed starting a joint task force with WikiProject Medicine to co-ordinate our shared topics and articles but I got no takers from their end. If you have an idea for a task force please tell us. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:41, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Disability Editathon[edit]

I have heard from Penny Richards that a Disability Editathon might be happening sometime in June - in a just few weeks time. Further information will be posted as it becomes available. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:42, 17 May 2015 (UTC)