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Design Bias
Design Bias

‘Accessible’ Fashion Lines Have a Disability Problem

Using the face and body of a disabled person to sell a product designed without their input is precisely the issue.
Rose Eveleth
5.23.18
accessibility
accessibility

Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown

They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
Alison Motluk
9.12.17
Health
Health

This Robo-Spoon Is Like a Steadycam for Eating

For people with limited mobility, this could be a gamechanger.
Madison Margolin
12.5.16
disability
disability

The MIT Professor Obsessed with Building Intelligent Prosthetics

Bionic limbs are getting smarter.
David Cox
6.20.16
disability
disability

‘Eye Conductor’ Helps the Physically Disabled Write Music With Facial Movements

This interactive design project helps the disabled gain access to creative expression.
Rachel Pick
3.6.16
uk
uk

Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby

Reproductive tech could threaten or preserve deaf culture.
Rich Wordsworth
9.29.15
Design
Design

This Smart Glove Translates Sign Language to Text and Speech

Designer Hadeel Ayoub’s glove will soon incorporate multilingual translation and be able to send texts and emails.
Emiko Jozuka
9.29.15
Culture
Culture

Fix Discriminatory Attitudes and Broken Sidewalks, Not Humans

This piece is a rebuttal to Zoltan Istvan's editorial about broken sidewalks in Los Angeles.
Emily Ladau
4.8.15
Culture
Culture

​In the Transhumanist Age, We Should Be Repairing Disabilities, Not Sidewalks

Where we're going, we don't need sidewalks.
Zoltan Istvan
4.3.15