On Thursday evening last week I made a short presentation at the a11yLDN (Accessibility London) MeetUp on Aversive Disablism and Hierarchies of Impairment, two concepts from Disability Studies that I believe have powerful applications for web accessibility practitioners and activists amongst others. This was a great collaborative event, with diverse presentations from some excellent speakers. Despite working on a shoestring, organisers have now made videos of each presentation available on Vimeo. My talk is embedded below.
Mine is a pocket size talk at 10 minutes, unfortunately the sound quality is quite low in places so if you want to know more about Avserive Disablism and Hierarchies of Impairment in an alternative format please consider at the following links:
- Aversive Disablism: Subtle prejudice against disabled people. A blog post synopsis and link to Aversive Disablism resources, including Mark Deal’s PhD Thesis.
- Hierarchies of Impairment. A blog post synopsis and link to Hierarchies of Impairment by Mark Deal, in the journal of Disability and Society.
- Blog post on Accessibility and Hierarchies of Impairment
- Blogging Against Disablism blog post on Web Development and Aversive Disablism.