One of the great things about Star Trek is that it doesn’t erase disability. There is no magic cure for all diseases, congenital disabilities, and more. Instead, technology adapts and compensates so these individuals can enjoy their lives. A prime… Read More »IDIC: Ability Through Technology
One of the common refrains, even among allies, is keeping what all the various letters in the LGBTQIA+ community mean straight. There are so many letters to describe the different experiences of community members, but that’s not the only reason.… Read More »IDIC: Why Does LGBTQIA+ Have So Many Letters?
Today we’re going to discuss performative access, sometimes also referred to as access in name only. It’s an example of everyday ableism, though most will point out that it’s not done “deliberately” as though that makes it better. For starters,… Read More »IDIC: Performative Access
Smells are ubiquitous, and there really isn’t a place with no scent. However, this can pose a problem for those with fragrance sensitivity. Fragrance sensitivity is also called chemical sensitivity, depending on the setting. Fragrance sensitivity is more than disliking… Read More »IDIC: What is Fragrance Sensitivity?
One of the things currently rippling through the culture, at least in the United States, is the understanding of what casual discussions mean and how they influence people. The effects cover both the good and the bad. In the good… Read More »IDIC: Casual Everything Means Something
One item that has become apparent as the world becomes more connected is the idea of privilege. However, it’s also one of the words that gets thrown around without necessarily being understood. Understanding privilege is a good starting point. Privilege… Read More »IDIC: What is Privilege?
One thing that often happens is siloing, or at least the illusion of it. Unfortunately, everything is connected. Siloing doesn’t actually work in the real world when we’re discussing various issues, and it can make things more difficult. Siloing is… Read More »IDIC: It All Feeds into the Others
Neurodivergence is everywhere. In fact, everyone knows someone who is neurodivergent, whether they know they know someone or not. Current estimates state that 15% to 20% of the global population is neurodivergent. To establish a standard frame of reference, here… Read More »IDIC: Neurodivergence is Everywhere
Accessibility in our current world is critical, and it starts with understanding how other people experience the world. After all, while disabilities share some common characteristics, no two people experience a condition identically. Let’s look at blind, for example. There’s… Read More »IDIC: The Basics of Visual Disability
December is full of celebrations, family gatherings, and religious services. Many cultures developed celebrations of light, and each has a unique way of touching the participants. It’s a truly special time, and religious tolerance makes the whole season richer. Religious… Read More »IDIC: Religious Tolerance Makes Us Stronger