Entries by RA Guy

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 […]

The Michael J. Fox Show

It’s been 22 years since Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating illness that had put his career on hold. His return to television, including new NBC comedy “The Michael J. Fox Show,” has been an inspiration to those with the same diagnosis. NBC’s Willie Geist reports.

Your Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Even though many people tell me otherwise, I’ve never considered myself a writer. Having studied architecture and worked in multiple design disciplines, I’ve always thought of myself as a designer. I prefer drawing instruments over the keyboard, even though–as my RA progresses–my handwriting is becoming increasingly less familiar, and I continue to work my hands […]