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Friday, August 24, 2012

Nanoscience and disability

Nanoscale Science and Technology and People with Disabilities in Asia: An Ability Expectation Analysis

When I saw this, I wanted it to be about people with disabilities doing nanoscale sciency stuff and how this gets along with the expected ability set vs. the abilities we actually have and accommodations that are needed, but it was not. (Anyone want to do that study? Please?) I wanted it to be that because I'm autistic and do nanotech research, which makes me biased. It's cool. It's what I do.

It's actually about using this kind of science to help people with disabilities, and it was still a very good paper. I learned from reading it. Essentially, people with disabilities don't get consulted much about how nano research should be helping them (well, how the intended research could help them, what things they want examined, that sort of thing.)
It didn't really get into what people with disabilities actually want nanotechnology to do for them, though. Which is sad. If it had (or if someone did/sent me a copy of) THAT study, I might try to find a way to make what I'm doing relevant to it. Which would be nice. Until then, I will just research nanotech, do math, engineering, and Chinese, blog, and not involve the disability stuff with the other stuff because not really sure how.

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