When You Hate the Marketing for an Assistive Device that Might Actually Be Useful, a Sort of Review

If you watch ads for electronic walking aids like the Bioness L300 or the Walkaide, you will come away with two distinct impressions. First that being disabled is the worst thing to ever happen to anyone and must be negated regardless of the cost. Secondly that the advertised product is a magic bullet that will … Continue reading When You Hate the Marketing for an Assistive Device that Might Actually Be Useful, a Sort of Review

When Celebrating Accessible Technology is Just Reinforcing Ableism

So this video has been popping up on my Facebook news feed a lot lately. It's a video demonstrating a wheelchair invented by Swiss students and it's a wheelchair that can climb stairs. Now I know that stairs are a major physical barrier to wheelchair users and I have no issue with any technology that … Continue reading When Celebrating Accessible Technology is Just Reinforcing Ableism