|A working group on including people with disabilities||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: 'Judith Wisdom (wisdompobox.upenn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 12:57:13 -0600|
Though I'm not active in the disability movement, the recent questions that have been raised, along with some of the answers, make clear that regardless of the terms you use, there are people who are less than perfectly and terrifically healthy in as many ways as things can go wrong with the human body. Or will be. And, that has been pointed out, with aging, similar disadvantages and losses in ability to do this or that occur. Also raised (by me) is that if your disability has forced you out of your former career you may be in considerable financial straits, although this doesn't happen to everyone, but just to some. I'd be willing to participate in a working group on this issue if someone is willing to organize it and we could get participation by people who do have disabilities as well as those knowledgeable about housing financing help and those interested and knowledgeable about various types of design adaptations (or as Leah suggested, the notion of universality in design). I don't know if there is sufficient interest or if this is possible via this medium, but I thought I'd put out the word. I wish I could volunteer to organize it, but I'm at work on another project at the moment and with some energy limits due to chronic fatigue syndrome I can't push the envelope. Judith Wisdom wisdom [at] pobox.upenn.edu
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