Friday, June 7, 2019

Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:


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Designing for accessibility: From Frida Kahlo’s corsets to Franklin Roosevelt’s leg braces
Eleanor Cummins, Popular Science - March 1, 2019

Popular Science Magazine takes a look at prosthetics and adaptive devices used by some of the most famous people with disabilities in history.

I’m a Disabled Teenager, and Social Media Is My Lifeline
Asaka Park, New York Times - June 5, 2019

With all the concern and disdain of social media going around … much of it justified … it’s also important to recognize how important and valuable it is for some of us, particularly people with disabilities.

Club for Adults With Disabilities Fosters Love, Inclusion
Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun - June 2, 2019

This club for people with disabilities has so many pros and cons that we could discuss it for a week. Is it a joyous thing to be simply appreciated? Or is it yet another segregated program that ignores the question of how “regular” clubs can be made accessible? And based on the tone and content of the article, there’s a thread of paternalism that seems to run through the whole project. It’s very interesting!

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