This post is about site improvements that are hopefully coming in the future, including more on my Disability content to build awareness, give news and influence the view of disabled people. Who knows, maybe the stereotypes can slowly be changed. I am hoping the update will also be informative to people with disabilities. 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 This is because I now know that as time goes on, a site starts to look old and outdated. When I recently visited my old site, Disability Is Us, it didn’t half look outdated.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… I’m grateful that it did, but I think it might struggle if I submitted it again now.
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 and a lot of the free features are no longer free.
To add to this, the name, Disabilityisus is just rubbish, it would never catch on. Creating Little Sea Bear made me think about it again and those aims I had way back when are still at the back of my mind with some new aims added onto that.
- Book reviews
- Student Life
- News about disability
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 have also upgraded to the premium plan which is cheaper than weekly and am able to learn a little coding this way.
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 “Bearing 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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