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Flights of Foundry: Imagining Accessible Worlds in SFF

Watched Flights of Foundry from flights-of-foundry.org

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

Presented by:

Aliza Greenblatt

Andi C. Buchanan

Ace Tilton Ratcliff

Katharine Duckett

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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