Category Archives: Experience Disability

Assistance – On the History of Assistive Ensembles

The category of assistive technologies is often discussed as a political category (Alper 2017), as they invoke connotations such as “in need of help” with respect to the respective users* (Mills 2015; Kotsch 2012; Ott 2014). In the 2nd convention … Continue reading

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»Sein eigener Designer sein«. Wie Mike als Behinderter seinen Alltag gestaltet.

von Noëmi Burkhalter Sich im Alltag frei bewegen zu können, alles selbständig zu erledigen und zu unternehmen, was man möchte, ist für viele von uns eine Selbstverständlichkeit. Doch was geschieht, wenn durch eine unheilbare Krankheit alltägliche Handlungen zu einer grossen … Continue reading

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Touching new ways of commincation for 2012 and beyond….

Dear friends Liebe Freunde Caras amigos A healthy, successful and happy 2012 to all of you (especially those we haven’t met this year)! Euch allen (insbesondere denen, die wir in diesem Jahr leider nicht treffen konnten) sowie einen sicheren Rutsch … Continue reading

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Tom Shakespeare speaks at our Research Colloquium (on 2nd of august)

This august is full of interesting guest speakers. Before Graham Pullin (august 9) and Tuuli Mattelmäki (august 23) come to talk at T-Labs’ Research Colloquium, we are happy to have Tom Shakespeare speaking on “What do we need to know … Continue reading

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Experience research live at 4010

Next Week (April 21, 2010 at 7 p.m.) we will present some insights from our research process of the project speechless. Entrance is free; refreshments will be provided We are looking forward to seeing you there! Presentation “Speechless – Researching … Continue reading

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Prototyping in SecondLife – Experiencing Disability for optimizing Accessibility

Lloyd, Birchler and Perry developed a multimedia prototype of a virtual reality application for the NCA (National Center on Accessibility). The application would allow participants to explore issues of accessibility within public parks and recreation areas. The used Second Life … Continue reading

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Exploring Disability – The hard way ;-/

Rough suggestions for wrong parking offenders on this inofficial traffic sign: via: Ehrensenf

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One Day blind in Berlin

Check out our video from our Self Experience “One Day blind in Berlin” (we reported from it in november here!): How do blind people navigate in public areas? How do sighted people react on a blind person? How does it … Continue reading

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What a pity, that we missed last year’s electronic art exhibion thisAbility vs. Disability – Looking at Disability through Creative Senses in Seoul. The exhibition presented ten interactive electronic art installations examining themes of human capability through creative transition of … Continue reading

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Selfexperience Day

Last week, we went out on the street trying to find our way and find out more about being blind in public. We called it our selfexperience day, on which we explored orientation and navigation in Berlin with a white … Continue reading

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Not all hollow words… (Nicht nur Schall und Rauch…)

  That`s what my first talk with a deaf person looks like. Actually looks like! In the long run, it would cost a big amount of paper and pens, and lost of patients to communicate that way. Lots of details … Continue reading

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Sprachlos/Speechless in DGS

Thats what Sprachlos/Speechless looks like in german sign language (DGS). I took pictures with the software of the “Wörterbuch der deutschen Gebärdensprache”. I´m not sure if the whole sign is recognizable in these pictures. [pictures: Kestner Verlag]

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Easy signs

Finally I got to install the “Wörterbuch der Deutschen Gebärdensprache”. As recommended to us, it is really easy to use and gives a great overview on how substantial and complex the german sign language (DGS) is. Still, I found some … Continue reading

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Experience Disability to inform interaction design

As we already mentioned, we sometimes use capability simulation in order to think about interaction in terms of disabilty. That means, we try to (make people) experience certain “disabilities” in order to rethink concepts of interaction design. By systematically reducing … Continue reading

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