One of the oppositions to assistive technology is that it’s a crutch. To that, I would say, can you pass me your glasses? Can you read this? Your glasses are not a crutch,” said assistive technology consultant Karen Janowski. “It’s not a crutch if it promotes success, confidence, and mastery, but mostly independence.
the crutch analogy is so terrible. crutches are not bad! people use them for mobility! neither are glasses or ipads or wheelchairs or any other assistive technology.(via disabilityhistory)