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Opinion | Technology can’t solve the problems ableism creates

Graphic of balancing scale with technology weighing heavier than ableism
CAITLIN KUNCHUR/The Stanford Daily
Nov 2 2021

“Did you read that story in the Stanford Report about the affordable ‘smart cane’ that uses robotics? Wasn’t it cool?” Whenever articles about disability technology come out, I’m asked for my thoughts and feelings on the innovation at hand. People expect me — a blind person — to share their excitement. Most therefore find my frustration and lack of enthusiasm perplexing. They don’t understand that in the midst of the excitement that comes with applying technology to the disability community, the true harm — ableism — is often overlooked.

View full article by Cricket X. Bidleman