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The Disability Dongle

blog.castac.org/2022/04/disabi

Discusses technical solutionism indulged in by ablist people who seek to "solve" disability through (goofy) technologies.

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My favorite part is the discussion of the cane used by blind and low-vision people:

"Blind and low-vision people have been using white canes for such a long time because they’re reliable, reasonably cost-effective tools that meet their needs."

I work at a tech school and there are so many people who think we need to innovate beyond this simple solution.

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@robertwgehl it's always funny to me, when tech people don't recognise technology, and assume it's somehow part of nature

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