BLOG GUIDELINES

Blog Values

ACCESSIBILITY
We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of accessibility with our blog content, and this includes comments that include GIFs or Images without Image Descriptions, or Videos (or links to videos) without captions. 

We recognize that many users may not have the spoons to write an image description or to caption a video, but ask that those users choose to find other means to communicate so that all of our users can access our Blog content (including the comments). Not having spoons is not an excuse for posting comments on our blog which features inaccessible content.


RESPECTING IDENTITIES
We recognize that many people within our Crip Riot community use reclaimed and/or identity-first language. We respect the use of both identity-first and person-first language on our website, and ask our users to keep this in mind when interacting with others. We respect the preferred pronouns, names, and identities of those in our Crip Riot community and expect our users to uphold these values when interacting with our blog posts.


PATIENCE
The Crip Riot community has members at different points in their journey with disability. Some may already have extensive knowledge or experience with disability, whereas others may be approaching the community for the first time. We are committed to educating each other in a way that is patient and respectful.

Community Guidelines

OVERVIEW

 

  • Don’t post any material which may be discriminatory or cause offence on the grounds of an individual’s sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or working status.

  • Usernames and posts must not contain material that is abusive, hateful, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening or harassing towards any person whether a user on this blog or not

  • Usernames and posts must not be obscene or pornographic

  • Posting of advertisements, promotions or spam is prohibited

  • No unlawful content (local, state, or federal) is allowed to be posted or linked to

  • Keep comments to the subject matter of the post on which you are commenting

  • Don’t plagiarize

  • Don’t defame others

  • Don’t use third-party content without permission unless you are permitted to do so by copyright law

  • Don’t impersonate anyone else, including, but not limited to, any Crip Riot staff, or blog editors, or suggest that you have an affiliation with a person or association if you do not

  • Don’t upload, post, transmit, or make available, any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, programs or files designed to destroy, interrupt, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

  • Consistent use of pronouns and language that violates the declared preference of another user is grounds for removal from our platform


COPYRIGHT AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
You own the copyright to the material you post as a comment, but you agree to grant us perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive rights to publish your entry on any media.


You agree that you will not use our blogs to post any copyright material or intellectual property that is not your own without the express permission of the copyright or intellectual property holder unless permitted by copyright law, in particular permitted as fair dealing (e.g. short quotations from a text for the purpose of criticism).


You may add links to internal or external sites within your comment but you agree to remain responsible for any links you add. We reserve the right to remove any links we consider inappropriate.

 
RESTRICTING ACCESS
Provided you stick to these rules you may continue to access our blog.

We reserve the right to remove any comment breaking these rules without prior contact with the author. Our right to remove any post is not restricted to the reasons explicitly mentioned in these Guidelines.

If you are responsible for any breach of these guidelines it will not be an excuse to say that you did not read them.
As a last resort we may issue a ban (either temporary or permanent) if it becomes evident that you are unwilling to keep to these guidelines. This will only occur if we feel it is necessary to protect others or the integrity of the blog.

QUESTIONS AND AVAILABILITY

We reserve the right to change these guidelines at any time. The current version of these Guidelines will always be available on our blog at http://www.cripriot.com/blog-guidelines. If you are uncertain about anything in them, please email us at blog@cripriot.com.

We will try to ensure the Website’s availability, but shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable for any period.


DISCLAIMER

Comments posted on our blogs, by persons other than the post authors, are those of the individual and in no way represent the views of Crip Riot or its affiliates.