Entries by RA Guy

Disability Studies: A New Normal

The New York Times by Cecilia Capuzzi Simon “The temporarily able-bodied, or TABs. That’s what disability activists call those who are not physically or mentally impaired. And they like to remind them that disability is a porous state; anyone can enter or leave at any time. Live long enough and you will almost certainly enter […]

Rock Bottom

Earlier this year, I was in complete crisis mode. Not only was my physical condition rapidly deteriorating–so much so that I started having serious vision problems in addition to my chronic pain and mobility issues–but my emotional state was almost a complete wreck. (I say “almost,” because I would later learn that I would fall […]

Design Meets Disability: Diverse Meetings

“Disabled people do not all share a single experience, even of the same impairment; likewise, designers in the same discipline do not follow a single approach or hold the same values. Exciting new directions will arise from individual designers working with disabled individuals on particular briefs. This will produce different responses each time, complementary and […]

Too Young For Arthritis

This film features young people discussing what it’s really like to have an ‘older person’s illness’ at such a young age and the impact that it has on their everyday lives. The young people talk very openly and honestly about some very sensitive and difficult issues, including coping with treatments, hidden disability and their experience […]