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Against technoableism : rethinking who needs improvement / Ashley Shew.

Shew, Ashley, 1983- (author.).


A manifesto exploding what we think we know about disability, and arguing that disabled people are the real experts when it comes to technology and disability. When bioethicist and professor Ashley Shew became a self-described "hard-of-hearing chemo-brained amputee with Crohn's disease and tinnitus," there was no returning to "normal." Suddenly well-meaning people called her an "inspiration" while grocery shopping, or viewed her as a needy recipient of technological wizardry. Most disabled people don't want what the abled assume they want-nor are they generally asked. Why do abled people frame disability as an individual problem that calls for technological solutions, rather than a social one? In a warm, feisty, opinionated voice and vibrant prose, Shew shows how we can create better narratives and more accessible futures by drawing from the insights of the cross-disability community. For the future is surely disabled-whether through changing climate, new diseases, or even through space travel. It's time we looked closely at how we all think about disability technologies and learn to envision disabilities not as liabilities, but as skill sets enabling all of us to navigate a challenging world.

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  • ISBN: 9781324036661 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1324036664 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 148 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY ; W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disabled everything: a quick guide to the upcoming chapters -- Disorientation -- Scripts and crips -- New legs, old tricks -- The neurodivergent resistance -- Accessible futures.
Subject: Technology and people with disabilities.
People with disabilities > Social conditions.
People with disabilities > Attitudes.
Assistive computer technology > Design.
People with disabilities.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.


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Independence Branch 362.4 S554a 2023 (Text) 33126025803473 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

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