Well, hello there, Wednesday! What’s that? What do you have for us today? A new kind of feature to our blog? Really?!
That’s right, we’ve got a new feature for our blogs in the next few weeks: Hide & Speak! I’ll be hiding a theme phrase that deals with IL and disability in these blog posts. If you spot it, speak about it by leaving it in the comments below and tell us what you think about it! You’ll have to come back to next week’s blog to see if you got it right. So…
Read carefully, you may catch the theme phrase for this week!
‘Offensive’ Lego set angers disability group
You may remember a story from The Bigger Picture a few weeks ago about Toys Like Me, and their push to have children’s toys represent disabilities. Well, they’ve seen a problem with a new set of Legos concerning disability visibility. Read the story here and tell us what you think in the comments below!
3D printing: A disability revolution?
One of the biggest (and coolest) new technologies becoming available in the world are 3D printers. These devices are able of forming pliable materials (plastics, silicone, even food) into pre-programmed designs to make bespoke items on the spot. BBC News takes a look at how this technology can apply to assisstive devices for individuals with disabilities, and how 3D printing manufacturers can join the disability visibility movement. (We were not able to find a version or setting for this video that allows captioning.)
Poll Finds Public Perception Varies On Intellectual Disabilities
“In an online survey of over 2,000 people across the country, 56 percent said they know someone with an intellectual disability,” states this article from Disability Scoop. For us here at NWGA CIL, knowing someone with any variety of disability seems like no issue, but we realize that disability visibility is still a movement that has so many miles left to go before those of us with disabilities are seen just as regularly and easily as people who do not have disabilities. This study by Harris Poll for Special Olympics and Shriver Media gives some insight on public perception of people with intellectual disabilities.
Did you spot it? We’re starting out simple with this first feature for Hide & Speak, but if you did your work and found it, please leave us a comment below and tell us what you think about…oh! Oops! I almost gave it away!
Come back next week to see this week’s Hide & Speak answer, and to play again. Have a great day!