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La reforma del Código Civil, una nueva vulneración de la CDPD

La reforma del Código Civil, una nueva vulneración de la CDPD | Technocare | Scoop.it
El gobierno de España pretende cambiar el texto del Artículo 56 del Código Civil Español, añadiendo que las personas ciegas y sordas también necesitan un informe médico favorable y un certificado expedido por un notario para poder contraer matrimonio. Esto es contrario a la Convención  Internacional de los Derechos de las Personas con Discapacidad, CDPD…
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Sente-se na minha cadeira

Sente-se na minha cadeira | Technocare | Scoop.it
Carlos Nogueira tem 50 anos e é lisboeta. Gostaria de improvisar mais a sua vida, mas não pode. Num país em que a acessibilidade é a excepção, vê-se obrigado a planear todos os seus dias ao pormenor. Há mais de 20 anos que a legislação lhe promete um Portugal acessível. Até quando será apenas uma promessa?
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150 botigues de Sants ja utilitzen la nova app que ajuda els invidents a comprar amb seguretat

150 botigues de Sants ja utilitzen la nova app que ajuda els invidents a comprar amb seguretat | Technocare | Scoop.it
Els impulsors del projecte calculen que se’n podran beneficiar uns 20.000 usuaris
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La verdadera historia del 'panot' de Barcelona

La verdadera historia del 'panot' de Barcelona | Technocare | Scoop.it
Puede leerse por doquier que el famoso panot de la flor barcelonés es un diseño de Puig i Cadafalch y que París fue la primera ciudad a la que se exportó la 'calçada portuguesa' de cenefas, pero n
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Expresso | Calçada portuguesa: tradição ou maldição?

Expresso | Calçada portuguesa: tradição ou maldição? | Technocare | Scoop.it
Acabou o tabu sobre o mais típico pavimento português. A calçada portuguesa pode estar, em nome da acessibilidade, no princípio do fim.
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Movilización de las personas con discapacidad por una Barcelona accesible

Movilización de las personas con discapacidad por una Barcelona accesible | Technocare | Scoop.it
Personas con discapacidad denuncian que ven un retroceso en la nueva ordenanza de terrazas que quiere aprobar el consistorio de la capital catalana.
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Forensic Search Dogs Sniff Out Human Ashes In Wildfire Wreckage : NPR

Forensic Search Dogs Sniff Out Human Ashes In Wildfire Wreckage : NPR | Technocare | Scoop.it
Cremated loved ones were in some of the thousands of homes incinerated by wildfires in October. Archaeologists and search dogs are now looking for lost urns and human cremains among the rubble.
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Universal Design: Myth or Reality? | Cooper Hewitt

Where did “universal design” come from, and where is it headed? Will our future be populated with products that work for everyone, or we will increasingly use devices customized for an audience of one? How do we acknowledge individual differences while building a more accessible world? Join Gianfranco Zaccai (Continuum), Jon Marshall (MAP Project office), Scott Summit (3D Systems), and moderator Aimi Hamraie (Vanderbilt University) for a spirited conversation about the origins and future of universal design and accessibility.
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The Barcelona design studio for people with Down's syndrome and autism – video

The Barcelona design studio for people with Down's syndrome and autism  – video | Technocare | Scoop.it
People with intellectual disabilities tend to have less obvious approaches to design and creativity
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Soporte | En torno a la silla | “Deconstruyendo el Manifiesto Maker”

Soporte | En torno a la silla | “Deconstruyendo el Manifiesto Maker” | Technocare | Scoop.it

No se trata de abandonar la palabra apoyo, tenemos con ella una relación estrecha porque atraviesa mucho de lo que hacemos. Los dispositivos de apoyo o sostén son primordiales, como escribe Judith Butler “no podemos actuar sin apoyos y sin embargo tenemos que luchar por los apoyos que nos permitan actuar”; pero es necesario reconocer qué tipos de sostén estamos requiriendo y construyendo porque–en particular en el caso de la diversidad funcional–el uso acrítico del término deriva en jerarquías de las que hacemos todo lo posible por huir: si hay un sostén hay un sostenido, si hay un usuario de apoyos hay un fabricante, si hay un demandante de apoyos hay un experto y, por último, si hay una necesidad (un problema) hay una respuesta (una solución).

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Són de tothom els carrers?

Són de tothom els carrers? | Technocare | Scoop.it
'Els carrers seran sempre nostres' és un dels hits de les mobilitzacions prèvies i posteriors a l'1 d'octubre. La proclama, però, amaga més una reivindicació que no pas una realitat. Parlem amb tres activistes que ens relaten com, a dia d'avui, els carrers dels nostres pobles i ciutats no estan pensats, per exemple, per a les dones, les persones racialitzades o aquelles amb diversitat
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Una 'app' guía a ciegos por cientos de tiendas y museos de Barcelona

Una 'app' guía a ciegos por cientos de tiendas y museos de Barcelona | Technocare | Scoop.it
Barcelona estrena una red abierta de sensores de internet de las cosas, los llamados 'beacons'
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The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion - Actar Publishers

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion - Actar Publishers | Technocare | Scoop.it
101 Things that Open?and Close the City. 50 leading experts provide tools for analyzing how the Open City is made and unmade. Urban History 101 teaches us that the built environment is not the product of invisible, uncontrollable market forces, but of human-made tools that could have been used differently (or not at all). The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion is an encyclopedia of the human-made tools used by architects, planners, policy-makers, developers, real estate brokers, activists, and other urban actors in the United States to restrict or increase access to the spaces of our cities and suburbs. The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion inventories these tools—or what we call weapons—examines how they have been used, and speculates about how they might be deployed (or retired) to make more open cities in which more people feel welcome in more spaces.

The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion includes minor, seemingly benign weapons like no loitering signs and bouncers, but also big, headline-grabbing things like eminent domain and city-county consolidation. It includes policies like expulsive zoning and annexation, but also practices like blockbusting, institutions like neighborhood associations, and physical artifacts like bombs and those armrests that park designers put on benches to make sure homeless people don’t get too comfortable. It includes historical things that aren’t talked about too much anymore (e.g., ugly laws), things that seem historical but aren’t (e.g., racial steering), and things that are brand new (e.g., aging improvement district). With contributions from over fifty of the best minds in architecture, urban planning, urban history, and geography, The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion offers a wide-ranging view of the policies, institutions, and social practices that shape our cities. It can be read as a historical account of the making of the modern American city, a toolbox of best practices for creating better, more just spaces, or as an introduction to the process of city-making in The United States.
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Futuristic smart roads will make streets safer for pedestrians

Futuristic smart roads will make streets safer for pedestrians | Technocare | Scoop.it
A high-tech pedestrian crossing that monitors and reacts to cars, people and cyclists has been developed. The Starling (STigmergic Adaptive Responsive LearnING) Crossing, created by Umbrellium, is designed to make roads safer for pedestrians. The road surface at the crossing is embedded with LEDs that are bright enough to attract the attention and “fill their field of vision” of pedestrians that might be distracted by their smartphone, the company says. 
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Comercios sin barreras visuales

Comercios sin barreras visuales | Technocare | Scoop.it
Una novedosa app para invidentes se estrena en Sants antes de llegar al resto de la ciudad
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Una app apropa el comerç de Sants a discapacitats visuals | betevé Web

Una app apropa el comerç de Sants a discapacitats visuals | betevé Web | Technocare | Scoop.it
El sistema es basa en uns sensors implantats als establiments, anomenats
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Diseñemos mejores ciudades con estas 14 fichas normativas de diseño accesible y universal

Diseñemos mejores ciudades con estas 14 fichas normativas de diseño accesible y universal | Technocare | Scoop.it
Desde 2016, Chile se encuentra en una transformación gradual de su normativa de construcción gracias a la promulgación del histórico Decreto 5
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'Snow is a blind man's fog'

'Snow is a blind man's fog' | Technocare | Scoop.it
Lucy Edwards is blind and 'dreads' the snow. When the snow blankets the edges of the pavement her guide dog finds it hard to navigate.
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Un grupo de discapacitados examinan los accesos a edificios y transportes de Barcelona

Un grupo de discapacitados examinan los accesos a edificios y transportes de Barcelona | Technocare | Scoop.it
Robert, Alba y otros 36 compañeros han analizado más de 55.000 equipamientos y paradas de bus y metro
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El triunfo de los peatones o la evolución del urbanismo en 120 años

El triunfo de los peatones o la evolución del urbanismo en 120 años | Technocare | Scoop.it

'El transporte urbano es un asunto político más que técnico'. Son palabras del exalcalde de Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa. No hace falta irse tan lejos para observar que las decisiones urbanísticas

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How Wheelchair Accessibility Ramped Up

How Wheelchair Accessibility Ramped Up | Technocare | Scoop.it
Ramps evolved from a Greek tool for dragging ships to the front lines of disability activism. An Object Lesson.
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All Technology is Assistive

All Technology is Assistive | Technocare | Scoop.it
Designers should not view disabled as “them,” but solve problems for “us.”
Tomás Sánchez Criado's insight:
"[…] it’s a false divide to make a we/them: either able-minded, able-bodied, or disabled. After all, how cultures define, think about, and treat those who currently have marked disabilities is how all its future citizens may well be perceived if and when those who are able-bodied become less abled than they are now: by age, degeneration, or some sudden—or gradual—change in physical or mental capacities. All people, over the course of their lives, traffic between times of relative independence and dependence. So the questions cultures ask, the technologies they invent, and how those technologies broadcast a message about their users—weakness and strength, agency and passivity—are important ones. And they’re not just questions for scientists and policy-makers; they’re aesthetic questions too."

 "[…] Well—it’s worth saying again: All technology is assistive technology. Honestly—what technology are you using that’s not assistive? Your smartphone? Your eyeglasses? Headphones? And those three examples alone are assisting you in multiple registers: They’re enabling or augmenting a sensory experience, say, or providing navigational information. But they’re also allowing you to decide whether to be available for approach in public, or not; to check out or in on a conversation or meeting in a bunch of subtle ways; to identify, by your choice of brand or look, with one culture group and not another."

 “1. Question invisibility as the assumed goal. […] one strand of design might be devoted to making hearing aids as discreet as possible—to hide its function from view. But another round of questions becomes more interesting altogether: What might a hearing aid also do—or do instead—that’s never even been considered?”

 "4. Uncouple medical technologies from their diagnostic contexts. […] Grandin has revolutionized the cattle slaughter process, creating far more humane tools and practices for a huge percentage of slaughterhouses all across the U.S. Along the way, one of the technologies she developed is a “hugging machine” that provides a deep, calming pressure to cows as they enter the conveyor belt toward their deaths. The pressure creates stillness, reduces panic, and makes for a cleaner, less violent death for the animal. As she developed this machine for cattle, Grandin intuited her own need for an adaptive “hugging machine” that would provide her with a proxy for human touch. For someone whose interpersonal interactions were often confusing, she found that this machine delivered a kind of affection and calming influence that she needed but wouldn’t get from a typical kind of human relationship. Artist and MIT professor Wendy Jacob proposed a collaboration with Grandin to modify and replicate the hugging machine—in the form of these “squeeze chairs”—furniture that gives you a hug."

 “6. Let the tools you make ask questions, not just solve problems. […] The tricky part with popular prosthetic design—bespoke artificial limbs and such—is an overwhelmingly dominant trend toward making people with atypical bodies “pass” as “normal.” Plenty of well-meaning designers set out to re-design an object so that its wearer won’t “appear disabled,” with the presumption that a preconception of “normal” is always desirable. Yes—of course—some users want discreet tools! But others roundly reject the notion that all bodies should conform to some standardized or performative ideal.This kind of variability and disagreement should also be a generative friction for the designer. Designed artifacts that reveal psycho-social or cultural dynamics not typically housed in an ability/disability framework can destabilize easy notions of dependence and autonomy, passivity and agency.”

 "[…] Allowing objects to raise and suspend questions—indefinitely suspend questions—alongside those objects designed to solve problems helps keep a complex public conversation alive about human normalcy and pathology, about needs and desires for interdependence, about the tools giving assistance to every human body."
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Personas con discapacidad se movilizan en 35 ciudades contra las barreras arquitectónicas

Personas con discapacidad se movilizan en 35 ciudades contra las barreras arquitectónicas | Technocare | Scoop.it
Personas con discapacidad se movilización en 35 ciudades contras las barreras arquitectónicas
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made for my wheelchair

made for my wheelchair | Technocare | Scoop.it
The project started one year ago with a wheelchair hackathon at MakerFaire. Driven by ideas of the users, we intensively worked on three topics: transport and storage, driving in the snow and lighting. In particular, following criteria played a central role: feasibility, time spent on DIY production, costs, aesthetics and impact on wheelchair users. From numerous ideas and prototypes, two products have gained resonance amongst users - OPEN LIGHTS, a wheelchair lighting feature and OPEN TRAILER, a wheelchair trailer. The project is completely open source and can be reproduced by users themselves with DIY rapid prototyping technologies. The designs and files can be downloaded for free under Creative Commons License. It is important to us that the products can be easily and inexpensively replicated so that as many wheelchair users can benefit from them.
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Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars | Technocare | Scoop.it

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion.

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