Simulating Disabilities

Simulating Disabilities

April 06,2020

When is it OK? When is it disrespectful? My thoughts on a complicated topic.

Simulation is a common but misguided approach to invoking empathy for disability and accessibility-related issues. This is often done in group settings and is incredibly common in training sessions — where participants wear blindfolds or ear plugs, sit in borrowed wheelchairs, or swap their mice for keyboards trying to experience what it means to be disabled.

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Sheri Byrne-Haber

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