So there is going to be a big site update based on disability. Helpful information, equipment and tips and tricks.
I just thought to let you all know that I am planning to do a big update on my site and want to tell you all what I have planned. I’m not sure if I will convert it onto this blog or link it in. Let’s see.
A few years ago I made another website for my Media coursework called Disabilityisus.weebly.com but have recently took it down because, well, it looked like a kid created it.
You may have noticed that I play with the layout, the header, the colour schemes on here all the time. This is because I now know that as time goes on, a site starts to look old and outdated. When I recently visited my old site, Disability Is Us, it didn’t half look outdated. Nothing but static pages and columns. Blah. It was ugly too.
I mean, how on earth did this get an A? Not that I am complaining it did…
Anyway, back when I was 16-17, it had a purpose I wanted to fulfil. That is:
- To build awareness
- Give information on all disability and mental health diversity
- List aides that may help you or a loved one overcome certain obstacles.
- Be a blog about my own disability
However, I used a web-hosting client, Weebly.com because I preferred it’s open source and HTML editing abilities without paying for a plan. The only problem is, I have no idea how to use that stuff… I mean I would happily learn, templates can be annoying but I didn’t have the time for that.
Like many other “free at the time” things, Weebly has fallen into a black hole known to all as capitalism and I hadn’t really updated the site for ages. Now when I look back at it, I realised that it is barely usable. The layout is awful. The information scattered.
Opening this site up made me think about it again and what went wrong. With WordPress, I may be limited with the template but I can focus on the content and at the minute I think that is the most important thing.
I want to try and salvage some of the content from my old site. The content needs to vastly be updated and I need help with insight from other disabilities and conditions but I am hoping that in a few years, the blog tap which is now named “Bear Disability” will include useful information:
- Cooking Equipment
- Preparation and Serving
- Driving and Travel
- Blue Badge, Getting a Car, Learning to Drive
- Personal Care Tips & Tricks
- Making the Bed, Washing
- University support.
- Transition from College to University
- Your Stories
- Stories sent in by people with disabilities.
Other possibilities include:
- Meeting and Greeting
- The does and don’t of greeting a disabled person
- Changes in the world of Disability
- How disability is viewed.
The tab is there for everyone, disabled or not, to gain valuable information. So I would like your suggestions on what you would like to see. You don’t need a disability to have great suggestions. Just ideas.
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