A Call for Inclusive Spatial Planning -
Enabling Everything: scale, disability and the film The Theory of Everything
A new article published in Disability & Society explains how improved spatial planning is essential to the feeling of inclusion in society for disabled people.
Drawing on references from the Oscar winning film, The Theory of Everything, the authors explored how life with a disability can be affected by the physicality of the surrounding world.
Authors Gauci and Callus highlight the differences between mundane tasks that non-disabled people can achieve with little difficulty and the disproportionate effort of these activities for disabled people stating that; “we are surrounded by spaces and places that assume everyone can walk, see, hear and understand.”
The article also discusses whether Stephen Hawking’s experiences with disability are atypical and considers the impact that the film could have on disability studies and inclusive spatial planning.
Tessa Deakin, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
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