MIT class focuses on life lived on wheels

 

This article is about a class at MIT, that seeks to create empathy and understanding an able bodied students for the lived experiences of their peers.

 
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As excercises of the class, Principles and Practice of Assistive Technology, students artificially impair themselves to enhance their understanding like by wearing duck-taped googles or only a wheelchair to get around. What kind of effect do you think that this has on the students who participate? Do you think everyone should participate in some sort of exercise like this?

 
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Click here to check out the original article in the Boston globe.

To find out more about the class and some of it's goals click here

Here is a video from the Fall 2017 class project:

 
 

There can only be an upside when more of people understand the plights of others. How great for a college course to simulate the impairments of the disabled to better understand and design equipment and technology which will enhance the lifestyles of the physically challenged.