The Disabled Gaze: Narratives Between Art and Science

Once we shift the perspective of these objects to perceive disabled use and adaptation, we can ask a crucial question: how did disabled people position their own disability and/or technologies to draw attention to their differences? 

Lecture Description

An autonomous claiming of identity that depends on an individual to reveal their own disability and disabled experience, the disabled gaze rejects typical perceptions of disability as objectifying or exploitative. It offers a way to examine how disabled people asserted themselves—through art, for instance—or challenged medical assumptions about their bodies.

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Disability Science

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