Sometimes serendipitous discoveries are made via the posts from other bloggers. A post by a fellow librarian, brought the site, Media dis&dat to my attention. I found it an interesting site and I plan to visit it often.
The site is a database of news and information about people with disabilities and disability issues. The topics are wide-ranging and many are human interest stories such as this one about Ecuador’s vice president who is a paraplegic and a passionate advocate for disability rights.
It can be easy to overlook the tiny South American nation of Ecuador. Yet Ecuador stands out as one of the region’s most advanced countries for disabled people. A major force behind this effort is Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s vice president. A paraplegic, Moreno is one of the world’s highest-ranking leaders using a wheelchair.
To read the full story: Ecuador’s paraplegic Vice President Lenin Moreno a major force for disability rights