One Minute Zine Reviews is an occasional one minute podcast and a blog with occasional posts by DJ Frederick.
OMZR is also a paper zine curated by Stephen J. Lazotte. Zines for review are welcomed by: Stephen J. Lazotte PO Box 383 Manchester NH 03105. Long live the paper revolution!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Zine Review: Deafula #4
40 pages / 1/4 legal / $4
PO Box 1665
Southampton PA 19866
In Deafula # 4,
Kerri exposes the truth of what it is like to ask for / need a reasonable
accommodation for employment. The ADA
was passed over 20 years ago but is a system of laws that essentially have no
teeth. The official unemployment rate among people with disabilities hovers
around 15% but in reality, if you count every issue that qualified as a
“disability” that rate is over 70% as most people with disabilities – especially
when one factors in people with developmental disabilities or mental health issues
who have never been active in the workforce. Kerri deftly unmasks the horror of
applying for work as a deaf person and the incredible barriers and attitudes
that she experienced from prospective employers in job searches. She discusses
accommodation issues in detail including the ambiguous language in the ADA. Deafula is on my
must-read list: an exceptional zine that is very well written and visually
appealing. Every issue is an education in itself.