We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models.
Inclusion starts with language. Switching to inclusive language requires unlearning deep-seated habits and it takes practice. It isn’t easy to make this transition.
Why shouldn’t design sensibilities also be applied to hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, and communication aids? In return, disability can provoke radical new directions in mainstream design.
How we describe disability experiences in the media can help or hurt the disability community. Positive portrayals promote inclusion, increasing opportunities for education, employment, and social integration.
Building Access investigates twentieth-century strategies for designing the world with disability in mind.
Disability is not just the story of someone we love or the story of whom we may become; rather it is undoubtedly the story of our nation.
These films feature subject matter experts in inclusive design. The videos are part of a series that works hand-in-hand with Inclusive: A Microsoft Design Toolkit.
Nothing About Us Without Us is the first book in the literature on disability to provide a theoretical overview of disability oppression that shows its similarities to, and differences from, racism, sexism, and colonialism.
Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal – physical access for the disabled – through the evolution of the iconic International Symbol of Access (ISA).