Last Saturday night, I spent 12 hours at Melbourne Museum as part of a Hack group to help redesign the human body exhibit. My group decided to approach the challenge the scope of anatomical variance (including, but not limited to physical disability).
I was able to share some of the knowledge that I have on the subject (see my previous blogs), but I also learned a lot from disability experts within other fields - everyone from chiropractors to genetic biologists!
The unifying idea that tied all of our fields together is that people with disability don't need to be "fixed", but with the right adaptations (most of which need to come from the society around them) people with disability can excel.
Remember that next time you stare at the amputee at the gym.
Dr Mitch Clark