Skip to main content

ableism

Large sports stadium with a floor absolutely packed with hackers at tables.
2016 Year in Review by Gloria Lin on December 15th, 2016
This is a feminist issue considering hackathon practices prevent the growth of a diverse, critical tech sphere.
A person with their cheek and hands pressed closely and deeply against the glass of the photo.
2016 Year in Review by Julia Nguyen on December 12th, 2016
Our efforts in supporting mental health must be comprehensive.
Sea-green Adderall pills on the interior of the plastic pill jar.
Issue 40 by Anonymous Author on August 15th, 2016
Many tech workers with ADHD don’t fit the stereotypes.
Clock face, slightly burned as if it's been in a fire.
Issue 34 by Eira A. Ekre on March 16th, 2016
We have continuously talked about how harmful crunch is. But game studios haven't changed their ways.
demeré_cover
Issue 34 by Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré on March 15th, 2016
We need more education about what OCD is, and what it is not: a punchline.
An electric sign above a garage reading 'Capitalism Kills Love.'
Issue 33 by Melissa King on February 23rd, 2016
Capitalism is an economic system of convenience… that is, the convenience of management and CEOs.
Panelists sit at a long table.
Issue 30 by Alice Wong on November 25th, 2015
In the current discussion on diversity and STEM, as with so many diversity initiatives, disability is usually excluded or thought of purely in terms of accessibility or accommodations.
Photo of the workshop space. Various members of Team Free To Pee are involved in various activities—some are bent over working on a blue plastic prototype seat, some are standing, some are sitting and some are in wheelchairs in the middle of the action.
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 5th, 2015
Makeathons and other similar events want to “do good” and “make the world a better place.” The people behind these events need to realize *how* they do them is as important as *why* they are doing them.
Image with a magenta background and hand-drawn in black ink the figure of a woman in a wheelchair with short hair—her mouth is open wide and there is a caption bubble in yellow that reads “To pee or not to pee, that’s NOT the question!”
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 4th, 2015
Very often, specialized companies create assistive technology with little input from actual users with disabilities. These products are usually institutional in look and feel, overpriced, and only reimbursable by insurance.
The author at Warner Bros Studios, standing on a bridge set piece for the Harry Potter movies.
Issue 28 by Daniel Freeman on October 12th, 2015
College campuses can, and should, do a better job of advocating for their students, staff and faculty with disabilities.