Disability

BONUS: More with Sara Hendren

Hey Yah, No friends! Do you miss us yet? It’s been a whole month since we released our last episode of season 3. Lucky for you, we’ve been working hard to bring you our first ever BONUS episode of Yah, No.

If you loved Episode 29–Disability and Social-Minded Design, where we had our conversation with extraordinaire Sara Hendren–(stats don’t lie, we know you loved it), then we can’t wait for you to listen to this surprise follow up episode.

Be sure to tune in as we round out our conversation about design, disability and accessibility with Sara’s insights on aging, dependence, and adaptation, and how we can start to reframe our assumptions about what makes a good life. It’s just a little something to get you through these last hot summer months while you eagerly await our brand new season.


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Disability and Social-Minded Design

Yes, design takes craft, but it also requires deeply observing and questioning the world around you, engaging communities, and maybe even using guerilla tactics. Enter: Sara Hendren–artist, design researcher, writer, professor at Olin College of Engineering and all-around badass. Much of Sara’s work focuses on assistive and adaptive technologies, as well as disability rights and advocacy.

Our penultimate episode of season 3 explores the intersection of design, disability and accessibility. Join Miya and Tina as Sara explains the origins of her Accessibility Icon Project, unpacks considering disability as a social model versus a medical model, and shares her belief that “design has it’s best work when it’s poking on the status quo.”

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