disAbility, diversity and privilege. How to design a world that embraces differences – with Nechama Katan

Your Own Home via Zoom OR, United States

We will talk about how people with "disAbilities" add value and privilege to the diversity discussion. Supports and services for the disabled focus on what they can't do and what they will probably never do well. This includes the non-neurotypical, learning disAbled as well as those with visual disabilities. Let's explore together a world that sees everyone as having gifts and that helps people focus on those gifts. Sometimes that world requires providing support for many traditionally "normal" things that typical people do without thinking. The presentation will be interactive and hands on, so bring a project that you are working on and be prepared to think about Ability differently.