When reflecting on alternative ability with specific consideration of my students, I will make sure to have a clear list of my students with “declared disabilities” and engage them regarding their access needs.
I think taking an extra step to be consistent in seeing and hearing them as individuals will go a long way to aiding their inclusivity.
Beyond this, I must work harder to diversify my archive to include more practitioners that explore inter-sensorial translation, such as Christine Kim. While this has added benefits for my personal artistic practice, interesting resources are always useful in the most surprising of situations.
Finally the most important is to listen and consider their whole intersectional selves.
One Reply to “Alternative ability – Teaching”
I absolutely agree Zish. Teaching staff have a holistic role in which often priorities become skewed. Being aware of all body and ability types in the room is core and fundamental to the success of everyone in the room.