Annotated Bibliography of Clark Miller and Claire Gordon’s Article ” Disabled by Design” : Mario Delva and Avery Johnson

Miller, Clark, and Claire Gordon. “How a Lack of Imagination in Technological Design Harms the Disabled.” Slate.com. N.p., 26 Feb. 2015. Web. 09 Feb. 2016. Clark Miller Claire Gordon Clark Miller, an “associate director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University,” and Claire Gordon, “a senior research fellow in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education,” explains how “current engineering design imagination and practice routinely exclude a variety of different kind of bodies, including but not limiting to people with disabilities” ( Miller and Gordon par. 6). One example of limitation is how the “Black Hawk” helicopter are not meant for “more than one-third of females soldiers and almost three-quarters soldiers” because they do ” not have the right size shape or shape body” ( Miller and Gordon par. 5). It was a good example until Miller and Gordon made a statement that the Black Hawk design could fit “90 percent of Army Pilots” but not fit “90 percent of the U.S. population” ( Miller and Gordon par. 5). The comparison was irrelevant. Black Hawk The purpose of this article was to promote a change for engineers to develop technology that can expand the amount of users leaving no one behind. The intended audience were engineers and designers. I don’t find this article too useful because the amount of evidence to support the author’s claim was not...

Museums and Technology Discriminate the Disabled

Lisney, Eleanor et al. “Museums and Technology: Being Inclusive Helps Accessibility for All.” 56.3 (2013): p353–361. Web. Source: art.emich.edu The authors of this article “Museums and Technology: Being Inclusive Helps Accessibility for All” ,who are  academic and three disability-and-access practitioners, discuss  “accessibility issues for museums in the context of growing dependence on technology”. Eleanor Lisney references “recent installations at the Herbert” that meshes 3D experiences with the real world, however artist Stelarc , lecturer Joff Chafer, and artist and technologist Ian Upton did not consider this exhibit is not accessible for people with visual impairments. Maria Zedda mentions the Equality Act of 2010 that stated one in five people in the United Kingdom are disabled yet museums are becoming less accessible to the blind and deaf through technological advancements. The authors speak from their own personal experiences “the aim of this paper is to provide museums with a disabled person’s point of view, which could help in inspiring improvements for the future”. This source is useful because it shows an issue the perspective of the discriminated group and allows the reader to rethink about the way we interact in high tech environments and how it may be difficult for those with...
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