A few years ago I had a battery of tests for everything before they decided I had allergic asthma. The whole assessment process took over a year of out patients seeing heart nurses and various other species. We have many many similar stories of people going from one specialist to another and no -one really … Continue reading Complete redesign of health systems?
Yep, it's a mess, but it's part of the power the Social Security Administration has when you're on their roster. This all came as a surprise to me, but they have the right to conduct what they call a "Continuing Disability Review." Depending on your condition, these reevaluations can be conducted every one, three, or … Continue reading Many years from now
Building an Eco-Village Many many moons ago about 1981 I got a distinction for a project about British ideas. In Milton Keynes there was a project Greentown, and the Centre for Alternative Technology is still a leader. Butti and Perlin was a key author. A school in Liverpool in the sixties was heated by passive … Continue reading Building an eco village
In the fifteenth century in Renaissance Italy, the main cities like Venice and Florence had groups of influential individuals who met together regularly to think about and plan about the issues they were facing. These were called Operas. Might these ideas help in areas of need? The European Union is using the concept of durability … Continue reading Opera
The School at La Sagrada Familia is a very beautiful wave shape in the walls and roof. A commentary notes that this design has a greater volume and uses less materials than an ordinary cube! http://www.gaudiclub.com/ingles/I_VIDA/escopix1.html
“Visual Anthropology” has a Shooting guide for a Photographic Survey of an Urban Neighbourhood that is a very valuable contextual checklist for design for all. If we map various locations from a disabled person’s viewpoint - both a specific destination and its context - we are building a very valuable tool for others to decide … Continue reading Visual Anthropology
Today has been the equivalent of a day with high quality drugs, opium, LSD, cocaine. With my ipod playing extremely relevant tunes at appropriate times, like 4000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire. On Thurday it played randomly Queen Barcelona on La Rambla! What has Gaudi to do with disability? I think he is the high priest, … Continue reading Design for all Barcelona 21 March 2009 A day with Gaudi!
http://www.marxists.org/archive/morris/works/1890/nowhere/nowhere.htm "But have you no prisons at all now?" As soon as the words were out of my mouth, I felt that I had made a mistake, for Dick flushed red and frowned, and the old man looked surprised and pained; and presently Dick said angrily, yet as if restraining himself somewhat: "Man alive! how … Continue reading News from nowhere
http://layar.com/ Layar is a free application on your mobile phone which shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of reality through the camera of your mobile phone. Layar is a global application, available for the Iphone 3GS, T-Mobile G1, HTC Magic and other Android phones in all Android Markets. … Continue reading Layar and mapping accessibility?
We are not an arm of the state. We have our own arms. http://www.independentaction.net Managing for Independence Tired of filling out pointless forms? Excluded from decisions that affect your work? Want to create ways of managing which safeguard your autonomy and gets the real work done? NCIA is an alliance of individuals … Continue reading Revolution?