Thursday, August 25th, 2016 01:33 pm
a) Science fiction by white people, specifically Americans, exploring the complex ethical question of whether or not slavery and/or genocide is actually always bad.
b) Inspiring and/or angry images with no descriptions about the importance of inclusion for disabled people, using a blind person's inspiring achievements as an example of what great things can happen if we just make a small effort towards accessibility. Bonus points if the person posting is themselves disabled, but not visually.

In general I feel like "inspiring visual works about blind people that clearly haven't even considered whether actual blind people can enjoy them" is a whole distinct genre. There's probably, like, people posting inspiring songs about Deaf people to soundcloud without lyrics/art installations up a flight of stairs about wheelchair users etc too, but blind people seem to get it the worst.

*mutters and grumbles*
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 08:25 am (UTC)
My university had an inspiring collage of high-achieving disabled students (with no braille or audio descriptive text) outside their disability office, which was on the second floor of the brand new building. There was a lift but it didn't fit scooters, and powerchairs couldn't turn in it. But just in case you thought that D/deaf people were left out, don't worry! If you needed to get in there after hours to be inspired, there was a speaker outside, so the D/deaf or non-verbal students could press the button and speak with someone inside!
Friday, August 26th, 2016 12:25 am (UTC)
No flashing lights or scents, sadly, but they did have a slippery concrete floor!
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 12:18 pm (UTC)
There's probably, like, people posting inspiring songs about Deaf people to soundcloud without lyrics/art installations up a flight of stairs about wheelchair users etc

I really like your snarky sense of humour! :D

Alas, such things probably really do exist. :(
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
I vividly remember an art event about disability culture up a flight of stairs. Can't be arsed to google it; do remember it was in the Bay Area (Sf/Berkely/Oakland) where there are many ppl who should know better.

I was about to say, "well nobody with my impairment gets put on a pedestal" BUT Laura Hillenbrand.