This article is the entire text of the research paper I prepared for my presentation at the Disability Studies: Every Body In Conference, held in November 2011 in Dunedin, New Zealand.
I’ve just been notified that my paper submission to the New Zealand Computer Society "Celebrating 50 Years of ICT Innovation" conference, to be held in Rotorua in the middle of September. This presentation will be quite different from my usual "web accessibility" dog-and-pony show :)
I spent a week at the Linux.Conf.Au 2010 conference in Wellington last week There were nearly 700 "geeks" all over the place. It was a good week on many levels, with one highlight that I hadn’t expected – throughout the week people were interested in my wheelchair. But it was a geek’s curiousity, not crass curiousity – it was good.