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- 👏🧷🎁 Stimpunks Presents
- 🫀🧠🌍 Perceptual Worlds and Sensory Trauma
- 🌈🤲 Quick Low Cost Things to Make a Difference for Autistic People
- 🌈♿️🎪 How to Make Your Events Accessible to the Disability Community
- 🌏🏗 Universal Design
- Reducing Transmission of COVID-19 Through Improvements to Indoor Air Quality: A Checklist for Community Spaces
- ✅ Access Survey
- ☑ Other Accessibility Checklists
- ♿️ Standards and Guidelines
- Create a Real Access Page
- Neuroception and Sensory Load: Our Complex Sensory Experiences
👏🧷🎁 Stimpunks Presents
We occasionally help put on events for our What I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/....
Collected below are resources and • Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps... we use to help make venues and events more accessible.
But first, let’s learn about perceptual worlds.
🫀🧠🌍 Perceptual Worlds and Sensory Trauma
Understanding the sensing and perceptual world of autistic people is central to understanding Autistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline. If....
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Understanding the sensing and perceptual world of autistic people is central to understanding autism.
Everyone has eight sensing systems: the first five being the familiar sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. These five give us information about the world outside our bodies. Three internal sensing systems give us information from inside our bodies – our vestibular system (coordinating movement with balance), proprioception (Acceptance means training mental health service providers to look at autism and other disabilities as a part of a person's identity, rather than a problem that needs to be fixed. Acceptance... of position and movement of the body) and Interoception our 8th sense, connects us to inner bodily awareness (e.g. pain, thirst, hunger, desire, hygiene & toilet needs, temperature, heart rate, breathing, even our bones, etc.) rather than sensations... (knowing our internal state including feelings, temperature, pain, hunger and thirst). Although not all the external senses are equally affected by the physical environment, we consider them all – as they collectively add to the ‘sensory load’ that many autistic people often experience. Any sensory input needs to be processed and can reduce the capacity to manage and process other things.
As many autistic people process one thing at a time, sensory stimulation can stack up. As the brain’s highways become congested, there are repercussions throughout the entire neural network. This can lead to headaches, nausea and the fight and flight response, this is what causes many Meltdowns are alarm systems to protect our brains.Without meltdowns, we autistics would have nothing to protect our neurology from the very real damage that it can accumulate.I don’t melt down... and shutdowns.Considering and meeting the sensory needs of autistic people in housing | Local Government Association
If we are serious about enabling thriving in autistic lives, we must be serious about the sensory needs of autistic people, in every setting. The benefits of this extend well beyond the autistic What I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/...; what helps autistic people will often help everyone else as well.Considering and meeting the sensory needs of autistic people in housing | Local Government Association
I’m telling my story on behalf of the thousands of people with autism and / or learning disabilities who are inappropriately detained in hospitals…
I don’t respond well in a hospital, so I was Self-stimulatory behavior, also known as stimming and self-stimulation, is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or words, or the repetitive movement of objects Stimming - Wikipedia Autistic adults highlighted the importance of stimming as... and pacing.
Stimming feels good to me and counteracted the busy, chaotic sensory environment of the hospital.
Overloaded that day, I desperately needed my walk. The staff, as usual, were very busy. I didn’t want to disturb them, but I had to have someone let me out. There were three doors between me and the outside world.“Unbroken: Learning to Live Beyond Diagnosis” by Alexis Quinn
The divergent ways in which we process the world around us can also leave us fatigued and sapped of energy, as autistic people have “higher perceptual capacity” than our The existence of the word neurotypical makes it possible to have conversations about topics like neurotypical privilege. Neurotypical is a word that allows us to talk about members of the... counterparts, meaning that we process greater volumes of information from our environment. Autistic people commonly use the concept of ‘spoon theory‘ to conceptualize this experience of having limited energy resources. Initially theorized in the context of chronic illness, At that moment, the spoon theory was born. I quickly grabbed every spoon on the table; hell I grabbed spoons off of the other tables. I looked at her in... can be explained as every task and activity (enjoyable or otherwise) requiring a certain number of ‘spoons’. Most people start their day with such an abundance of At that moment, the spoon theory was born. I quickly grabbed every spoon on the table; hell I grabbed spoons off of the other tables. I looked at her in... that they can do whatever they choose, and rarely run low. We autistic folk start with a limited number of spoons, and when those spoons run dangerously low, we need to step back, We urgently need a society that's better at letting people get the rest they need.Fergus Murray WIP by Kristina Daniele I’m in pain. Mental. Physical. The result’s the same. Retreating..., engage in self-care, and wait for our spoons to replenish.Doing More by Doing Less: Reducing Autistic Burnout | Psychology Today
Though autistic people live in the same physical world and deal with the same ‘raw material’, their perceptual world turns out to be strikingly Our friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.Randimals We agree. Randimals are made up of two different animals... from that of non-autistic people.
Differences in perception lead to a different perceptual world that is inevitably interpreted Our friends and allies at Randimals have a saying, What makes us different, makes all the difference in the world.Randimals We agree. Randimals are made up of two different animals.... We have to be aware of these differences and help autistic individuals cope with painful sensitivities and develop their strengths (‘perceptual superabilities’) that are often unnoticed or ignored by non-autistic people.
The inability to filter foreground and background information can account for both strengths and weaknesses of autistic perception. On the one hand, autistic individuals seem to perceive more accurate information and a larger amount of it. On the other hand, this amount of unselected information cannot be processed simultaneously, and may lead to information overload. As Donna Williams describes it, autistic people seem to have no ‘sieves’ in their brains to select the information that is worth being attended to. This results in a paradoxical phenomenon: sensory information is received in infinite detail and holistically at the same time. This can be described as ‘gestalt perception’, that is, perception of the whole scene as a single entity with all the details perceived (not processed!) simultaneously. They may be aware of the information others miss, but the processing of ‘holistic situations’ can be overwhelming.Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Different Sensory Experiences – Different Perceptual Worlds
Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome: Different Sensory Experiences – Different Perceptual Worlds
Sensory When something happens which makes us feel unsafe, our brains respond by going into survival mode. Your brain sees something frightening, feels you are in life threatening danger and it... is the name Autism Wellbeing has given to a phenomenon that autistic people have long been describing in our words and actions. The events we experience as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening may not necessarily be the extreme events typically associated with trauma. Sensory Trauma may arise from everyday activities such as taking a shower or going shopping. It can occur frequently and lead to us spending our lives in a state of hypervigilance. We respond to sensory information in a way that is totally proportionate to our genuine, lived experience. However, our responses may be mislabelled or misunderstood.
The impact of Sensory Trauma is significant. Infants may miss out on regulating, growth-promoting parental input. Toxic stress may modify areas of the brain involved in learning and memory and increase our vulnerability to a range of physical and mental health experiences with poorer outcomes.How sensory trauma affects how we grow develop and learn
The interconnectedness between sensory input, Justice, equality, fairness, mercy, longsuffering, Work, Passion, knowledge, and above all else, Truth. Those are my primary emotions.Very Grand Emotions: How Autistics and Neurotypicals Experience Emotions Differently » NeuroClastic https://youtu.be/uPRa6G2a48E..., energy level, ongoing task and how you manage everything you have to do alongside coping with sometimes overwhelming sensory input is an experience that many autistic people are familiar with. Understanding just how much the sensory world can impact how anxious you feel, how well you can communicate, how able to do a food shop or even just enter a space is an important piece of understanding to build up. Without this understanding, from the perspective of autistic people, many may not understand how all-consuming the sensory environment can be for some and for others it is a way of being able to interact that releases anxiety and tension. Interacting with the sensory world through sensory seeking behaviours is strongly associated with stimming (self-stimulatory behaviour that helps self-regulation) which is often a really positive (as long as no one is getting hurt) way of expression that can encompass happiness, anxiety, distress and so much more.Autistic sensory experiences, in our own words — Sarah O’Brien
In considering autistic sensory experience, we are thinking about autistic lives, the day to day experience of living as an autistic person. Given its implication in the ordinary acts of everyday life, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that, for many autistic people, sensory trauma has been there all along, hiding in plain sight.Sensory Trauma: Autism, Sensory Difference and the Daily Experience of Fear
Fear is the main emotion in autism…Thinking the Way Animals Do
🌈🤲 Quick Low Cost Things to Make a Difference for Autistic People
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Two Minutes to Spare? Just read this:
Quick Low Cost Things to Make a Difference for Autistic People.Welcoming and Including Autistic People in our Churches and Communities
- Check the lights in each room. Avoid fluorescent or compact-fluorescent bulbs, if you can, as they appear to flicker like a strobe light, to autistic eyesight. Also, try to avoid bright spotlights.
- Noise levels. If an event is going to have a lot of background noise and chatting, is there a quieter space to get to, if it is too much? Conversation can be impossible to hear in crowds. What about loud hand drier machines in the loos? Any alternatives like hand towels?
- The building. Do we know what it looks like, and what the layout is like? Is there information on a simple website, perhaps? Photos?
- The Order of service – really clear instructions for us e.g. where to sit, when to stand and sit, what to say at each point? Either write it down, or get someone to be with us to quietly say what to do, please. (This also helps those new to church).
- We are very literal, and our minds may see pictures, not words. Please try to say what you mean.
- Physical events e.g. shaking hands? Water being splashed onto people in a ceremony? We may find this physically painful, as many are hypersensitive. Please warn us what will happen, and avoid physical contact unless we offer first.
- Rest area – somewhere quiet to go if we need to, please. Or don’t worry if we wander outside for a while, where safe to do so.
- Socialising. Be aware we find it difficult and exhausting as we cannot ‘see’ or hear you that well, especially in a crowd. Our body language can be different to yours, and we may not make eye contact. Please don’t think we’re rude. Sitting next to us to chat, somewhere quieter, is easier than facing us. Telling us to ‘try harder’ to make friends is not helpful; research shows that it’s non-autistic people who tend to refuse our offer of friendship, because of misunderstandings and myths.
- Be Clear and Accurate. If you say you’ll do something, please do it. Those on the autistic spectrum will be anxious if you promise to help but don’t do so, or promise to phone at a certain time and don’t. Or if you use expressions like, “I’ll be back in five minutes” when you mean, “I’ll be back some time in the next half an hour”. If you need to change arrangements, please just let us know. It’s about trying to maintain brain temperature and function, not about being controlling.
- Support: Find a calm and sensible person who is ready to lend a little assistance if we need it.
🌈♿️🎪 How to Make Your Events Accessible to the Disability Community
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🕸 Website Accessibility
- Use high contrast and consider using a tool to allow users to switch from dark-on-light to light-on-dark
- Don’t use flashing animations
- Use alt text
- Don’t use images to present text information
- Use skip navigation
- Offer a magnifying tool
- Caption and/or transcribe video and audio content
- Use descriptive link text (“find pictures of cute animals here” rather than “here”), as screenreader users may jump through links and need to know where they lead
- Include a website accessibility statement, like this one from Rooted in Rights’ parent organization, Disability Rights Washington
- Include event accessibility information prominently, with a clear access plan and contact information
🚪 Creating an Access Plan
- Vet your facilities
- In buildings, look for: Ramps; accessible all Due both to their ability to denaturalize social norms and to their neurological differences, autistic individuals can offer novel insights into gender as a social process. Examining gender from an... restrooms; doorways of sufficient width for wheelchairs to enter; ample seating; reconfigurable spaces; bright, even light.
- On march and parade routes, look for: Even, smooth surfaces; sufficient seating for rest breaks; accessible nearby parking; accessible all gender toilets in easy reach; accessible ground transport; cover in the event of rain.
- Designate seating for disabled people in the front of the room or crowd and near the exits, marking space off so nondisabled attendees understand they should not sit there
- Provide sign language interpretation for all events
- Provide Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), as not all people who have hearing loss or who are d/Deaf use sign language to communicate, and it can provide greater access for people with auditory processing disorders
- Consider providing loaner wheelchairs or scooters, possibly through a third party vendor who can assume liability
- Consider offering wheelchair-accessible shuttles
- Designate a service animal relief area
- Designate an access team who coordinate accessibility issues throughout planning and through to the end of the event, and provide them with readily recognizable markers like shirts, vests, or hats so they’re easy to find
- Develop a scent policy — going scent-free will enhance accessibility
- Consider designating a quiet space or room
- Use a public address (PA) system
- Ensure that anyone who is speaking, including audience members, use microphones
- Consider audio assistance, like hearing loops, for people who have hearing loss and rely on assistive technologies such as hearing aids
Need help? This ADA checklist can be a great resource, as can this guide on designing ADA-compliant events; the Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a good place to start with more inclusive access policies.
📕 Making Your Event Policies Disability-Friendly
- Include disabled people in your leadership, organization, scheduled speakers and panelists, imagery, and documentation
- Include disability in your anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and diversity policies, recognizing disability as a social and political category
- Assume disabled people are in the room, even if they aren’t evident, and that they are stakeholders in your event
- Include a disability orientation for all volunteers and staff
- Include a space on your registration form for people to express access needs
- Document your accessibility policy and efforts and make them public
- Have a framework in place for responding to criticism and feedback from the disability community
- Be mindful of your language:
- Avoid words that use disability as an insult, like “crazy” or “hysterical”
- Avoid phrases such as “wheelchair-bound” or “suffers from”
- Pay disability consultants like you would other professionals who are providing services
Need help? Here are some examples of accessibility policies to draw upon: SXSW; NOLOSE; National Conference of State Legislatures website accessibility policy; and Convergence.
🌏🏗 Universal Design
Accessible event planning includes four steps. These four steps are "Sure," they say, "with enough humiliation we can allow you to do things differently, as long as you understand that we'll never consider you an equal part of the school."..., physical accessibility, sensory accessibility, and cognitive accessibility.
A set of concrete stairs which include a ramp on one side for chair accessibility.
Accessible event planning includes four steps. These four steps are universal design, physical accessibility, sensory accessibility, and cognitive accessibility.
Here is what each of these steps means:Holding Inclusive Events: A Guide to Accessible Event Planning
- Universal design means everyone can go and take part at an event. Physical accessibility, sensory accessibility, and cognitive accessibility must happen for everyone to take part.
- Physical Accessibility: The space has no problems for wheelchair users and people with vision disabilities
- Sensory Accessibility: The event is safe for people with allergies. There are Accommodation is fundamentally about not changing the person but changing the environment around the person.Normal Sucks: Author Jonathan Mooney on How Schools Fail Kids with Learning Differences Yet on a programmatic... for people who are Blind, Deaf, or hard of hearing.
- Cognitive Accessibility: Give clear information about the event. Provide all material in different formats and plain language. Let people know what to expect in advance.
- Accept and deal with accessibility needs that are different from yours.
🧱 Physical Accessibility
All physical space used for the event can be used by everybody. This includes hotels, elevators, and conference rooms.
Examples of physical accessibility include:
- Signs with braille that say the names of buildings, room numbers, and where accessible entrances and elevators are
- Main entrances have wheelchair accessible ramps
- Working entrance buttons for wheelchair users
- Wide doors and hallways for wheelchair users
- Clear paths in and around your venue for blind people and wheelchair users
- Accessible elevators that work
📍 Surrounding Areas
- No hills around your conference buildings and transportation
- Check for curb ramps that accommodate both wheelchair users and people with vision disabilities (see image at right)
- Restaurants nearby (no more than 5 minutes walking distance)
- Weather: depending on your location, snow and ice during winter can prevent participants from attending your event. Try to schedule your events in the spring, summer, or early fall.
- Wheelchair accessible activity tables with room for snacks, medications, and session materials
- Chairs with high backs for people with balance issues
- Everyone can see the front of the room
- Accessible seating should be part of the room set up
- Do not separate accessible seating from the group
- Wheelchair accessible public bathrooms should be next to or near training session rooms
- Accessible transportation near the location (no more than five minutes walking)
- Have a list of accessible transportation options
- Local non-emergency cabulance companies (businesses that offer wheelchair accessible transportation)
🏨 Overnight Lodging for Conferences
- Rooms with In 1990, the ADA, which today remains the cornerstone of disability civil rights law in the United States, established four goals for disabled Americans: equal opportunity, independent living, full participation,... automatic door opener
- Rooms with enough space for wheelchair users to move around comfortably
- Bathrooms have roll-in showers with a bench
- The beds are high enough for a hoyer lift but low enough for wheelchair users
🎧 Sensory Accessibility
There are two types of sensory accessibility:
1. Hearing and visual aids are available (sometimes overlaps with cognitive accessibility)
2. A safe place for people with chemical and light allergies and/or sensitivities.
Examples of hearing, visual, and tactile (sense of touch) accommodations
- Alt text is a written description of an image posted online. Alt text can also be added to images embedded in digital documents (PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, presentations, etc).Alt... for presentations and captioning for videos
- Sound devices for hard-of-hearing attendees
- CART and ASL interpretation
- Alternative formats: braille, digital, easy read (plain language with pictures), large print
Examples of accommodations for chemical and light sensitivities
- Fragrance free policies
- No flash photography policies
- ASL applause (or “flapplause”) instead of clapping
- Noise cancelling ear muffs
- Sensory free rooms
- Working air conditioning
🧠 Cognitive Accessibility
Everyone who comes to the event knows what to expect. Everyone knows:
- What the event is about.
- The schedule.
- Where the event is.
- What accommodations are available.
Examples of cognitive accessibility include:
📆 Detailed Schedules
- Make a schedule for your event available on your website or in emails.
- Send schedules to people in advance of your event.
- Conferences: send schedules that include airport arrival and departure times, training session names, speaker names, and breaks to participants and speakers at least a month in advance of your event. People who do not use email receive hard copy schedules.
- One-day events: send a completed schedule/agenda no later than 2 weeks in advance.
ℹ️ Information Packets (for Overnight Conferences)
- Accommodations form with a list of accommodations people can request
- Include two types of event schedules: An event schedule and daily schedules (see appendix for example)
- Include information about quiet spaces
- Provide the name, email, and phone number of main contact person for the event
- Provide a list of local medical equipment stores with rental fees
(for commodes, hoyer lifts, and other types of equipment event organizers cannot reserve)
- Add a brief note about expectations for support people
- Note: information packets should be sent to confirmed participants 3 to 4 months before your conference.
🧠🎪 Cognitive Accessibility at the Venue
- Use nametags for everyone.
- Present sessions in different ways.(i.e. written and verbal instructions, visual aids such as photographs, drawings, and charts)
- Schedule many breaks throughout the day. Do not schedule sessions that go beyond an hour and a half.
- Allow people to move around to Self-stimulatory behavior, also known as stimming and self-stimulation, is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or words, or the repetitive movement of objects Stimming - Wikipedia Autistic adults highlighted the importance of stimming as... or pace.
- Provide and explain color communication badges.
- Make sure presentations are viewable from different angles.
Reducing Transmission of COVID-19 Through Improvements to Indoor Air Quality: A Checklist for Community Spaces
Here’s “a plain language, step-by-step guide outlining how community spaces can use indoor air quality measures to help reduce transmission of COVID-19.”
Sharing practical information about indoor air quality with community spaces – MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions
Sharing practical information about indoor air quality with community spaces – MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions
- HVAC system is regularly maintained by an HVAC professional.
- HVAC system uses filters that have a Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value or “MERV” of 13 or higher (check with HVAC professional before upgrading filters).
- HVAC filters are surrounded by a good seal, so that no air by-passes them. Each room has a minimum of six total air changes per hour.
- Where you are not confident that your HVAC system provides six total air changes per hour, or where there is no HVAC system, each room has appropriately-sized portable air filters.
- HVAC system brings in some outdoor air and, at a minimum, meets ventilation standards.
- HVAC system provides ventilation and filtration at all times while building is in use.
- In higher-risk spaces, such as communal eating or sleeping areas, additional measures are used to achieve more than six total air changes an hour. For example, additional measures may include:
- If possible, HVAC system brings in 100 per cent outdoor air.
- Where room conditions such as ceiling height allow, a professional has installed upper-room ultraviolet disinfection.
- Bathrooms are equipped with appropriate-sized fans that exhaust to the outside.
- Room air is changed over at least three times between appointments or groups.
✅ Access Survey
We like this simple access survey for assessing venues from ATX Go.
Some things we add:
- Are all doors at least 36″? (32″ is the minimum, but we are relieved when all doors are at least 36″).
- Is there a sensory escape room/area?
- Is there immediate contact with the outdoors? How many doors to get outside?
- What are the sound pressure levels at capacity?
- When are the quiet business hours?
- What are the CO2 levels? (We should start including CO2 levels in access surveys.)
☑ Other Accessibility Checklists
- Accessible Conference Guide | SIGACCESS
- Inclusive and welcoming events – Make WordPress Communities
- Accessibility for WordCamps – ryelle codes
- Accessibility Checklist for SFWA Spaces – SFWA
- Increasing Diversity at Your Conference | ashe dryden
- Increasing Neurodiversity in Disability and Social Justice Advocacy Groups
- How to Make Your Presentations and Meetings Accessible to All | Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) | W3C
- Venue Accessibility Checklist – Make WordPress Community
♿️ Standards and Guidelines
The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes EquityA commitment to action: the process of redistributing access and opportunity to be fair and just.A way of being: the state of being free of bias, discrimination, and identity-predictable outcomes... for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, information and communication technology, and medical diagnostic equipment under the In 1990, the ADA, which today remains the cornerstone of disability civil rights law in the United States, established four goals for disabled Americans: equal opportunity, independent living, full participation,... of 1990 (ADA) and other laws. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design, and continues to enforce accessibility standards that apply to federally funded facilities under the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (Ultimately behaviorism provides a simplistic lens that can’t see beyond itself.Why is the doctrine of behaviorism still being used, at all?How can ABA be the gold-standard for autism when it...).
The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among federal agencies and directly represent the public, particularly people with disabilities. Twelve of its members are representatives from most of the federal departments. Thirteen others, who are appointed by the President, are members of the public, and most of them must have a disability.About the U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board website is a useful resource for practical inclusive design that meets standards and law.
- ADA Accessibility Standards (enhanced single file version)
- About the ADA Guides
- Revised 508 Standards and 255 Guidelines
- Architectural Barriers Act ABA Standards (enhanced single file version)
Create a Real Access Page
The logistics of disability and difference are overwhelming. Reduce that overwhelm with information. Provide an access page on the website for your venue that provides what disabled people need to know. This is one of the best things you can do to further accessibility. Just tell us what we’re up against, and be honest. So many access pages are nothing but “call this number for accessibility details”. When you call the number, you get someone who doesn’t know anything about accessibility. Over and over. We shouldn’t have to call.
Visit the access page for our home to see what we like in an access page.
Neuroception and Sensory Load: Our Complex Sensory Experiences
Now that we’ve explored perceptual worlds, sensory trauma, and practical accessibility, let’s talk about designing for the complex sensory experiences of Neurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodivergent is quite... people.