The 30th Anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 634
- Aug 31, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:45 mins
The Americans with Disabilities Act Guest: Sara Hendren, author, "What Can A Body Do? How We Meet the Built World" In this 30th anniversary year of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Sara Hendren, artist and engineer, highlights the creative ways people have made our world more accessible. Robotic LUKE Hand Lets Amputee Feel Fingers Again Guest: Gregory A. Clark, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, and Director, Center for Neural Interfaces, University of Utah The LUKE robotic hand, inspired by Luke Skywalker’s fully functional robotic hand, allows the participant to regain the feeling of touch. Walkable City Rules Guest: Jeff Speck, city planner and author, "Walkable City" and "Walkable City Rules" “The car is an optional instrument of freedom rather than a prosthetic device,” according to Jeff Speck, one of the leading advocates for a revolution in the way we conceive and design our places of habitation and our means of transportation.