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This is a hackspace where people with disabilities record and
develop the solutions they come up with in the process of
overcoming barriers. It could also be a place for conversation
about and advocacy for general acceptance of an "innovation
model" of disability, where disability is understood
source of innovation.
Stupid shit no one needs and terrible ideas hackathon
For people with the disability to come up with good ideas [JesusHChrist, Nov 17 2014]
||This is a great idea. If nothing like it exists. As in
forums specifically for the disabled to do this.
||[+] Brilliant. The world needs more of this.
||There's a strong tendency for the disabled to get trapped in a cycle of feeling sorry for
themselves, which tends to paralyze them and prevent them from solving problems, which
makes them feel even sorrier for themselves, and so on. All too often, the struggle with
disability just becomes too overwhelming, and people with disabilities end up "giving up" on
themselves. They stop taking care of themselves, which frequently manifests itself as a lack of
pride in their physical appearancethey think the world perceives them as nothing more than a
disability, so why bother? They start relying more and more on more on assistance (both from
people and devices) for things that they would otherwise be capable of doing for themselves,
which causes a sort of inertia, leading to an increase in weight and poor health. Of course,
this in turn makes things harder on the disabled person, making the situation that much worse.
||It's a very hard cycle to break out of, and existing support groups for the disabled have an
unfortunate tendency to perpetuate this attitude. A site (or even a physical location) that
focuses on finding solutions to everyday problems facing the disabled is a terrific idea, and I
especially like the "disability as a driver" concept, where disability is recast as a motivating
force rather than a barrier.
||// There's a strong tendency for the disabled to get
trapped in a cycle of feeling sorry for themselves, which
tends to paralyze them and prevent them from solving
problems, which makes them feel even sorrier for
themselves, and so on. //
||Too true. Having been temporarily disabled several times
in my live (and already susceptible to depression from my
bi-polar disorder), I've been given a glimpse of what the
permanently disabled go through. I've often felt quite
guilty for succumbing to this 'paralyzation', as [ytk] puts it,
when I know that I'm eventually going to fully recover and
move on with my life when others cannot. This last time
was pretty bad: there were periods when I stopped
showering and shaving, and I've lost almost 40 lbs because I
just didn't feel like eating. It must be hell for those who
have no prospect of recovery.
||<^_Not_ a pity party! Just personal experience that is
demonstrative of [ytk]'s point.>
||I think this is a good idea, and could be a great place for
people to discuss and trade emotional coping mechanisms
as well as methods for overcoming the physical limitations
and barriers they face. Unlike a support group, which can
devolve into mutual sympathetic mollification, it could be
organized by a clever administrator to present positive
'challenges' to the users, giving them not only a method to
overcome their obstacles but also a forum to come back
and say "I did it! What's next?"
||It would instill the attitude of "Bring it on!" instead of "Why
||I'd be very surprised if something like this didn't
||[+] I still haven't seen one IRL yet.
||Maybe the best starting point would be to approach
the Tech Shop (a warehouse full of equipment, like a
gym membership, but for tool-access) would be best
to open up for 3 weekdays each month. They get
more traffic nights/weekends from healthy,
employed hobbists, & likely have plenty of room for
the disabled to join in Tue-Thur once/month. The
positive press would be great for them.
||Nice link [JHC] I'm also at bottom born to be wild and see the world as conflicts between friends (1st->2nd SR) and the differences between them. Advanced logia and advanced helmets are in big time.
||For example [sophocles] first cages inside 'regular business days and hours', then capital, then inside rationalized people, then inside the plenty of room the disabled become object of the mass subjectivity. His/ her idea Friend Camp was excellent and I thought I would try to make some relevant discussion.