Additions to Our Philosophy on Tech Ethics, Algorithmic Oppression, Power, Accommodations, Accessibility, Care, Inclusion, Diagnosis, and Reframing

Our philosophy page collects quotes we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. We recently added quotes on tech ethics, algorithmic oppression, powerThe 20thContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Tech Ethics, Algorithmic Oppression, Power, Accommodations, Accessibility, Care, Inclusion, Diagnosis, and Reframing”

Accommodations: Individualized Responses to Structural Design Problems

The accommodationsAccommodation 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 aContinue reading Accommodations: Individualized Responses to Structural Design Problems”

September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead ofContinue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

FAQ: What does our umbrella logo mean?

It started with my electric wheelchair. The accessory kit for the wheelchair included an umbrella holder. I like shade. I spend a lot of time outside in my chair, andContinue reading “FAQ: What does our umbrella logo mean?”

Inclusive Meetings, Classes, and Presentations with Access Notes, Bodymind Affirmations, and Small Changes

I’ve noticed a trend among neurodivergentNeurodivergent, 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 TERMSContinue reading “Inclusive Meetings, Classes, and Presentations with Access Notes, Bodymind Affirmations, and Small Changes”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Equity, Learning, and Psychological Safety

Our Philosophy page lists• 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, includeContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Equity, Learning, and Psychological Safety”

Try Again: Mercy is Necessary to Learner Safety

“Retesting clearly works, so I give endless chances. If you’re willing to work, there’s always mercy. You can try again.” — Craig B. Smith Craig invites students to learn withoutContinue reading “Try Again: Mercy is Necessary to Learner Safety”

Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project

Students and teachers are human beings. Schools must bring this to light. The HUMAN RESTORATION PROJECT supports progressive educators in building systematic change within schools. By providing free resources, professionalContinue reading “Contemporary Progressive Education with the Human Restoration Project”

Inclusion Through Options: There is no one size fits all when it comes to accessibility.

While you can read an in-detail breakdown of all accessibility settings in the game, what The Last of Us 2 creators did extremely well was not succumbing to the ideaContinue reading “Inclusion Through Options: There is no one size fits all when it comes to accessibility.”

Intersectionality and Professionalism

The Center for Intersectional Justice explains that one key aspect of recognizing intersectionalityIntersectionality’s raison dêtre is to reveal the systems that organize our society. Intersectionality’s brilliance is that its fundamentalContinue reading Intersectionality and Professionalism”