Disability Blogs, Magazines and Periodicals

Publication Banner

These are a variety of disability blogs, magazines and periodicals that speak to a wide range of issues. This is a partial list. If you know of any that are not here, please email Barb Manning, Information Systems Coordinator/Social Media Specialist.


Access Ability Blog – serves higher education professionals in the disability support field.
Active Living Magazine the Adapted Lifestyle Resource Guide
Bad Cripple – William Peace is a cultural anthropologist and writer interested in disability studies, body art and modification, and the history of anthropology.
Big Noise - Cilla Sluga is a pro-liberation, pro-union, pro-peace, pro-empowerment, and anti-war feminist with a disability.
Cerebral Palsy Family – Amy Hyndman’s blog about her family, particularly her disabled son, Nick.
Climbing Every Mountain – A Base Camp for Parents and Caregivers of People with Disabilities.
Cripchick’s Blog – Cripchick is a disabled lesbian woman of color activist and writer.
Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt shares her experiences living with cerebral palsy to motivate and inspire others to think about how they perceive their own situation and their own world around them.
Karyn Laura’s Blog – a disabled lesbian woman who is a poet and writer.
Laura Hershey – Poet, Author, Activist (no longer an active blog, Laura died in 2010)
Lawrence Moore’s Blog – writes about issues relevant to Toledo and the disabled community.
Life After Traumatic Brain Injury – blog by Mark Kerrigan, a writer and TBI survivor.
Media Dis&Dat Blog – a database of news and information about people with disabilities and disability issues.
Ottobock Momentum – a collection of bloggers writing about their lives with limb amputation.
Patricia E. Bauer’s Blog – journalist who writes news and commentary on disability issues.
Smart Ass Cripple – Mike Ervin writes about modern life and disability.
Unlimbited – Extensive blog on adaptive life by Kimberley Barreda.
Wheels of Shame – a blog aimed at discouraging individuals from illegally using disabled parking spots.

Centers for Independent Living Blogs

There are well over 600 independent living centers in existence today. You can view a list of them here. If you wish to speak with someone on locating a center, please call (419) 885-5733 or visit the Contact page. Here is just a sampling of blogs managed by centers:

Ability Chicago Info Blog - Source for people with disabilities in the Chicago area for news, resources, updates, variety of information.
Advocacy Blog for the Center for Independent Living of South Florida.
Center for Persons with Disabilities Blog – Utah State University blog that focuses on disability-related issues.
RCIL – Resource Center for Independent Living blog on disability rights issues.

Magazines and Periodicals

Ability Magazine – The first publication focusing on disabilities to crossover into mainstream America.
Active Living Magazine - Health, fitness, recreation and sports magazine for those with a disability looking to attain or maintain an active lifestyle.
ADDitude - This is a healthy lifestyle online magazine for people with ADD & Learning Disabilities.
Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ) is the journal of the Society for Disability Studies (SDS). It is a multidisciplinary and international journal of interest to social scientists, scholars in the humanities, disability rights advocates, creative writers,
and others concerned with the issues of people with disabilities.
Exceptional Parent – A magazine for families and professionals that assist in parenting your child or young adult with a disability.
ILRU Publication Page – This is a great place to explore. Years of information gathered on all-things IL. Articles, publications, research-based training materials developed by ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization), a program of TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research).
inMotion Magazine – Published bimonthly for amputees, caregivers and healthcare professionals, providing timely and comprehensive information.
Mouth Magazine – Lucy Gwin’s baby: a grass-rooted activist contribution. Long a strong, raw voice in the Disability Rights Movement.
New Mobility – A very smart monthly publication. Great magazine, great writers, great website. Very topical. Addresses life issues that concern chair-users.
NCA’s Publication Page – The National Center on Accessibility, based at Indiana University, promotes access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. This page lists their extensive library or publications and
NCIL’s Advocacy Monitor - dedicated to providing you the most up-to-date information on legislation that matters to you most.
PALAESTRA – Published in cooperation with United States Paralympics (USP), a division of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the Adapted Physical Activity Council (APAC) of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); and the Education Committee of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA).
Paraplegia News – The magazine published by the PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) for wheelchair users.
Ragged Edge – Formerly, The Disability Rag, this online e-mag is Mary Johnson’s well-rounded resource for what’s happening in the movement and society. This is also the site for The Avacado Press.
SpeciaLiving Magazine – Information on accessible housing, special products, such as ramps, bathing systems, urinary devices, lifts, etc.; to travel; inspiration; how to get in better shape; and more.
Sport’s N Spokes Magazine – Magazine covering the latest in competitive wheelchair sports and recreational opportunities, also put out by PVA.
TASH Connections – The support magazine of TASH, a national advocacy group.
Today’s Caregiver - This magazine is dedicated to various health and care-giving issues.