Tagged: Disability

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible to all who need it - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 19, 2018

Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Stephen Hawking was one of the most prominent people in history to use a high-tech communication aid known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). His death comes in the year of the 70th Anniversary of … Read More

Growing up in poverty weakens later health – even if you escape it - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 23, 2018

Noortje Uphoff, University of York This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Poverty remains a widespread problem. In the UK, 30% of children are growing up in poverty. More than half of these children are in working households, and poverty is on the rise even for children whose parents … Read More

Offering sympathies for disabilities - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 12, 2017

Short version: don’t. Be a wee bit careful about empathy, too. Why to not offer sympathies for disabilities is worth knowing. It’ll help you be kind to others in many situations, and to write or talk about disabilities and difficulties better. There’s a connection with science and science communication, too. A mantra about kindness that circulates in science communication and … Read More

Health and science stars shine for Matariki Awards - Mātau Taiao

Laura Goodall Jun 08, 2016

Talented Māori professionals behind Indigenous disabilities research, space flight and a fitness-focused health initiative are finalists for the 2016 Matariki Awards. The inaugural annual event, which celebrates extraordinary Māori talent across a broad range of fields and industries, is presented by Māori Television and Te Puni Kōkiri and pays homage to the seven stars of Matariki with seven award categories. One is the Te … Read More

Structured Procrastination, 17-Jan-2013 (Science should end, etc.) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 18, 2013

(A handful of stories for readers to try.) Science should end. In a follow-on from #overlyhonestmethods (overly honest methods), there is Scientists conclude: ‘No further research is needed’. Teaser: ‘A new paper published in Science has concluded that no further research is needed. The announcement, made in the discussion section of the paper, comes as shock … Read More

Calling for submissions: Disability Awareness and the Disabled in the Science Community - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 30, 2012

Update: I’m pushing back the date of the disability carnival. More news on this later, but notice this means you’ve still got time to contribute! Code for life is to host the August edition of the Diversity in Science Blog Carnival, with the theme Disability Awareness and Disabled Workers in the Science Community. Read More

Rex and The Wrong Trousers – uncanny resemblance? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 29, 2010

Rex: (Source: Rex Bionics publicity material.) The Wrong Trousers: (© Aardman / Wallace & Gromit Ltd 1993. Used with permission.)Now, imagine if someone fiddled with Rex, added wireless remote control and …* Footnotes * For the confused Rex is a recently-announced assistive device for paraplegics and The Wrong Trousers is a Aardman / Wallace and Gromit … Read More

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