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Accessible Public Spaces for All: A Practitioner’s Toolkit

Accessible  Public Spaces for All: A Practitioner’s Toolkit

https://futurecitiescanada.ca/portal/resources/accessible-public-spaces-for-all/

The second in a suite of toolkits under the theme of Reimagining Public Spaces

The Accessible Public Spaces for All toolkit is designed to support you and your team in understanding the elements of inclusive public spaces to better equip you to champion effective inclusion strategies in your project. It builds a foundation for prioritizing the engagement of people with disabilities in your processes which will inform designs to better meet the needs of diverse people.

Finally, it helps you to explore various elements of public space design, with innovative and smart solutions for accessibility, including data and connected technologies. By using this toolkit, your community has the opportunity to move forward with confidence to tackle inequities for people with disabilities, and to create public spaces for all of us. The toolkit includes easy-to-understand tools for you to work through and take action on as you work towards inclusive public spaces where all will feel welcome.

These tools cover three main themes:

1. Introduction to Inclusion

2. Engaging People with Disabilities

3. Inclusive Innovation for Public Spaces

“A well-designed public space brings all people together and plays an integral role in shaping a city. Public spaces are designed for people, and it’s the people in public spaces that bring them to life.”

Rick Hansen Foundation

Posted on: November 29, 2022, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

50 inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused psychological terms

50 inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused psychological terms

https://boingboing.net/2022/11/16/50-inaccurate-misleading-misused-ambiguous-and-logically-confused-psychological-terms.html

REVIEW article

Front. Psychol., 03 August 2015
Sec. Educational Psychology
https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01100
This article is part of the Research Topic

Novel Approaches to Teaching Scientific Thinking: Psychological Perspectives

Fifty psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused words and phrases

  • 1Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 2Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • 3Binghamton University – State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
  • 4Department of Psychology, Sacred Heart College, Fairfield, CT, USA

The goal of this article is to promote clear thinking and clear writing among students and teachers of psychological science by curbing terminological misinformation and confusion. To this end, we present a provisional list of 50 commonly used terms in psychology, psychiatry, and allied fields that should be avoided, or at most used sparingly and with explicit caveats. We provide corrective information for students, instructors, and researchers regarding these terms, which we organize for expository purposes into five categories: inaccurate or misleading terms, frequently misused terms, ambiguous terms, oxymorons, and pleonasms. For each term, we (a) explain why it is problematic, (b) delineate one or more examples of its misuse, and (c) when pertinent, offer recommendations for preferable terms. By being more judicious in their use of terminology, psychologists and psychiatrists can foster clearer thinking in their students and the field at large regarding mental phenomena.

“If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things.”

(Confucius, The Analects)

 

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01100/full

Posted on: November 29, 2022, 6:04 am Category: Uncategorized

❓Should You Stay or Should You Go? 3 Things to Consider about Twitter Before Your Library Decides to Jump Ship

❓Should You Stay or Should You Go? 3 Things to Consider about Twitter Before Your Library Decides to Jump Ship

Posted on: November 28, 2022, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

At the Library: Research paywalls can prove a barrier to innovation

At the Library: Research paywalls can prove a barrier to innovation

https://dnews.com/life/at-the-library-research-paywalls-can-prove-a-barrier-to-innovation/article_f160b5b2-e256-5dc9-99b0-e5aa6a32a55e.html

Posted on: November 28, 2022, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized

Is your kid getting too much screen time? Here’s what the latest guidelines suggest

Is your kid getting too much screen time? Here’s what the latest guidelines suggest

Canadian Paediatric Society says limits are key as screen time can affect language acquisition, cognitive development and other aspects of health.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/11/24/is-your-kid-getting-too-much-screen-time-heres-what-the-latest-guidelines-suggest.html

 

 

 

Posted on: November 28, 2022, 6:11 am Category: Uncategorized

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Releases Report on US Academic Member Libraries’ Open Infrastructure Expenses

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Releases Report on US Academic Member Libraries’ Open Infrastructure Expenses

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Releases Report on US Academic Member Libraries’ Open Infrastructure Expenses

Posted on: November 27, 2022, 6:10 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Respond to People Who Don’t Get Libraries

How to Respond to People Who Don’t Get Libraries

Posted on: November 27, 2022, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized