Thursday, September 11, 2008

Capability

On a recent thread over on wai-xtech, T.V. Raman brought up the notion of talking about capabilities instead of disabilities. I like this. I'm reminded of my old post which played with the definition of disability.

Furthermore, a request for adaptation should never have to be a statement about the physical individual. It should be a statement about a preference in context. I want captions when watching television with the volume down, and I want a ramp when pushing a stroller.

4 comments:

Steve Lee said...

a big fat +1 from me David

David Bolter said...

@steve, thanks for that :)

elvis said...

I was going to say "OMG how PC do we have to be?!" but then I realized how absolutely right your are :)

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