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Designing for Disabilities


Designing for Disabilities

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5 Reasons Life as a Deaf Person Is Weirder Than You Thought

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How Older People Adapt Everyday Objects to Make Daily Life Easier by David Preiss via WSJ.com #Household_Hacks

Do-It-Yourself Designs for Daily Living

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Chicago Tribune Mariam Pare clenches a brush in her mouth and paints. In 1996, Pare was paralyzed by a stray bullet.

"Cortex" 3D-printed cast by Jake Evill

MoMA creates a wonderful experience for ALL visitors. Visitors with special needs can participate in a variety of experiences tailored to their needs!

Arts workshop at Baycrest - clients use motorized wheelchair and unique "paintbrush" to create large-scale art.

Baycrest on Twitter

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Select Site Profile: Disability Arts Online | DAO is a repository of thousands of articles: blogs, news items, reviews, interviews, galleries and creative writing by artists and writers, writing on disability and the arts.

Sew Much Comfort is a group of volunteers that, "provide custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, to all wounded service members from current conflicts and from all branches of the military and National Guard."

Home - Sew Much Comfort

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MIT engineer Amos Winter designs an all-terrain wheelchair that costs less than $200!

The cheap all-terrain wheelchair

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An accessible motorcycle!

The Saori Loom (from Japan)- a simple 2 peddle loom that comes with attachments for people with various physical disabilities! The weaver's project can even be taken off mid creation and another weaver can put theirs on. Saori weaving is a type of zen weaving where a pattern is not predetermined. The weaver just follows their intuition, feelings inside, and the material they have to make a one-of-a-kind weaving that is full of meaning and life! It is used in art therapy many times and you can see why.

Finding Freedom - Artist Sue Austin

Artist Sue Austin has been in an wheelchair since 1996. With the support of scuba-diving experts, Austin has created a wheelchair fit with a propeller and fins that enable her to steer the wheelchair underwater. This wheelchair is part of her ongoing project called ‘Freewheeling’, which focuses on the intersection of art and disability.

Who says people who are wheelchair-bound cannot try their hand at pottery and create beautiful works of art!?

Brent 16 Rehabilitation Wheel - The Ceramic Shop

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Windows Phone app called Colorful helps individuals with colorblindness through the use of their phone's camera. It even allows you to create tags for it to remember... like your spouse's favorite color if it falls within the range of color you cannot see. Fantastic and truly a great example of how mobile technology is helping people in ways never thought before!

iPhone and Android App developed to help individuals with colorblindness! Amazing!

"Hearwear – the future of hearing" exhibit shown at the V victoria and albert museum, london 7/26/05 - 3/5/06. Could hearing aids become as fashionable and desireable as glasses?That’s the aim of RNID, the uk’s largest charity organization for deaf and hard of hearing people, as it launches the first ever display demonstrating how products for hearing could look in future. These are "Surround Sound Eyewear" by Industrial Facility - the wearer only hears sounds from the direction of view!

hearwear – the future of hearing

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Aviya Serfaty: prosthetic leg design for women

aviya serfaty: prosthetic leg for women

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"Outfeet" by designer Aviya Serfaty. Outfeet is an innovative prosthetic leg for amputee women, focused on women and their unique needs. They even have attachable heels!

TED Talk by industrial designer Scott Summit about his beautiful prosthetic limb designs that help people take control of these intimate objects that have historically been designed to be camouflaged and discreet.