When you think disability, think zeitgeist

To kick off this site, I’d like to begin with one of my favorite articles on the subject of assistive technology, The Next Brainiacs by John Hockenberry, from Wired. (Hockenberry, by the way, is also the author of Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence, which is in my opinion probably the best autobiographical “crip book” ever… at least until I finish mine.)
An excerpt from the article:
"The greatest thing people with disabilities have done for the general population is to make it safe to look weird. It’s certainly true that the general population has glommed onto some principles of assistive tech. Just roll down the street and observe the folks with wires dangling from their ears. Look at the TV commercials featuring guys with computerized eyewear."

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