So you want to imagine an accessible future. Or an inclusive secondary world. Or a disabled positive attentive history. What are some of the advantages, pitfalls, and things to consider when creating an accessible SFF world? How do the needs of different types of disabled characters affect that? Let’s talk about how to make rich, fascinating worlds that are accessible too.
Don’t put the accessible entrances out back / by the trash cans
SFF can sometimes use adaptive technology to avoid dealing with the societal aspects of disability
Alien species should represent individuals that have a spectrum of ability
Everything built in space is an adaptive tech because no one can live in space – what we build in space could be designed to be totally accessible
Ability is a spectrum – as people age they lose ability naturally
Disabled people are *amazing* at problem-solving