Tag: Disabling Technologies

The Allowable Limit of Disability

Gabrielle Hanley-Mott , June 22nd, 2022

This browser does not support HTML5 audio The Allowable Limit of Disability read by the author, Gabrielle Hanley-Mott In February 2022 a court in Norway …


Disability Dongle – I Shouldn’t Have Had to Write This

Liz Jackson , April 19th, 2022

Disability Dongle: A well intended elegant, yet useless solution to a problem we never knew we had. Disability Dongles are most often conceived of and created in design…


Complicating Disability: On the Invisibilization of Chronic Illness throughout History

Alex Haagaard , February 22nd, 2022

Introduction At the time of writing, the world is entering the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. As the highly contagious Omicron variant of the virus is causing…


Co-signature Event Context: Toward a Participatory Electronic Health Record

Naomi Schoenfeld , October 21st, 2021

Stacks of paper records. Photo credit: Wesley Tingey, Unsplash The days of doctors scratching illegible notes in charts fated to hide in obscure files never read by another…


Elements of disability inclusion in Soviet disability pedagogy

Svetlana Borodina , October 27th, 2020

For someone interested in the genealogy of disability inclusion in Russia, Soviet disability pedagogy, known at the time under the name of defektologia, may seem to be a…


Platypus Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Baird Campbell , October 8th, 2019

In support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, please enjoy some of our favorite posts engaging with understandings of disability! Does ‘Going Sighted’ Make Life Better? Undoing the…


Writing disability

Rebekah Cupitt , January 31st, 2019

Writing inequalities Writing disability through rewriting representations of inequality and vulnerability. Image: R. Cupitt 2018 When writing inequalities, the language we use and our writings betray …


‘Inclusive WASH’ – Contested assumptions about bodies and personhood in a Ugandan refugee settlement

Maria-Theres Schuler , September 18th, 2018

As I skimmed through the first pages of the shiny brochure of the ‘Inclusive WASH’ project, I suddenly recognized some of the people that the leaflet depicted in…


How to Book an Appointment Online when you have Aphasia

Abi Roper , August 21st, 2018

I’m meeting a fellow speech therapist researcher at a weekly drop-in session for people with aphasia when Markus* comes in, brandishing an envelope.  “I went!” he exclaims. Markus…


The Power of Small Things: Trustmarkers and Designing for Mental Health

Stefan Johansson , June 7th, 2018

At my office we put tennis balls on the legs of the chairs to reduce the noise of the scraping chairs against the parquet floors. They are hard…