I love it how when Snape draws out his wand there are audible gasps but when Mcgonagall draws her wand there people are screaming out of the way.
They just know better.
damn snape is piss-OH MOTHERFUCKING SHIT, MOVE OUT, CLEAR THE WAY, MCGONAGALL IS PISSED.
Voldemort may have been scared of dumbledor, but everyone respects the badassness of the best head of gryffindor
*frantically slams button*
that’s like 93,889 too many
what is wrong with you people
I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS POST THANKS.
"GET DOWN HE’S GOT A ROOTY-TOOTY-POINT-N-SHOOTY"
I see absolutely no downside to this.
This would solve the gif/jif debate once and for all.
[Image is a poster explaining briefly the origin and meaning of green, yellow, and red interaction signal badges, referred to above as Color Communication Badges.]
CAN WE DO THESE AT CONS
SECONDED.if youre not autistic or suffer from an actual disorder, dont use these. its not cute.
er… you know a lot of autistic people go to conventions, right? And people with social anxiety disorders and panic disorders? Shit if I could get away with using this at work I would.
Hello there, justsjwthings.
I would like to introduce myself. I refer to myself as Sam Thomas, though my legal name and how a lot of people know me is Matthew. I am officially diagnosed autistic.
Over one week in June 2013 (last summer), I was in Washington, DC for an autism conference called the Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) summer leadership program run by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network for autistic college students.
If you have any question as to the truth of this, I would like to direct your attention to this YouTube video that ASAN produced promoting the above-mentioned conference. I appear as the first person in the video and you can find more images of my face on my blog.
At this conference, not only did we use these communication badges pictured above, but we actually had the opportunity to meet Jim Sinclair, the inventor of these badges.
During the part of the conference in which Jim Sinclair gave us a history of Autism Network International (ANI)—which they were a co-founder of—they talked to us about the establishment of this particular piece of assistive technology. Basically, it was a simple idea that seemed to fit a need and quickly became very popular among many autistic spaces for it’s practicality and ease of use.
The conference it originated from is called Autreat and is held annually by ANI. This is an autism conference that accepts Autistics and Cousins (ACs)—that is, anyone diagnosed or otherwise self-identifying with any disorder autistic or similar that may share a number of autistic traits.
There was a need. The need was met. This is how we can safely assume most technology either emerges or becomes popular.
We also talked about something called Universal Design and the Curb-Cutter Effect. The Curb-Cutter Effect is when something to fit a specific need is found to create convenience in a broader area than intended. Curb cuts allowing for wheelchair accessibility to sidewalks proved to also be convenient to anyone who may have trouble with steps or even simply a mother with a baby stroller or maybe a child with a wagon. This is a desirable outcome with disability rights advocacy as creating convenience for non-disabled people often makes the assistive technology easier to advocate for.
In this sense, these colored communication badges could serve that Curb-Cutter effect. Not only would this be perfectly acceptable for non-disabled people to use for convenience, but would also help to increase their effectiveness and convenience for those of us who need them. Here are a few examples:
- Increased popularity makes the colored communication badges more easily recognizable to the general public, making them as effective outside the above-mentioned autism conferences as inside.
- Increase in demand would create increase in supply and availability, likely making these available to pretty much anyone and even being included with, say, the name tags you are required to wear at most cons.
- In addition to these helping people recognize the communication state of the wearer, the wearer will be able to recognize whom they can feel more comfortable to approach.
- Increased popularity would make these badges more acceptable for public use and less alienating to those who would wear them frequently.
This is not something that we are completely incapable of surviving without; this is something that was convenient and made our lives a lot easier. If that can be easily shared with the general public, then what purpose does it serve not to share it?
Thank you for reading.
I think I’ve left some good information in this response and it may be a good read for some of our followers. Just a bit of history and a couple concepts in disability advocacy.
Curb-cutter effect: I should use this term more often.
Ahhh, there’s even symbols, for the peeps with color-blindness!
Also: “curb-cutter effect.” I learn something new everyday! And the badge is super relevant to anime/gaming/comics convention spaces for its original intent, given that there tends to be a greater number of peeps on the spectrum there than in the general public, anyway.
I wish for convention spaces there was some way to use these without blocking the attendee badge (A built in side-panel, with slim versions of the cards? Or full sized cards behind the badge, which would itself be slimmer than the badge-carrier-plastic-thingy, so the communication info showed off to one side?), or suffering the same fate as that one - constantly freaking flipping around. Also a way to view it from behind would be epic (and serve as a subconscious reminder that you should probably also not, like, TOUCH people without warning…), but a tricky design problem. Badges are way easier to make en masse than shoulder-patches, and you couldn’t necessarily see the symbol on someone’s shoulder….hmmm.
Outside the box thinkers, deploy!
Random related note: A good number of security staffers prone to sensory overload took refuge in the Manga Cafe - a quiet library-like space - at KitsuneKon. If your con has something similar, and you need a breather, A+ Would Recommend. Check your handbooks.
A FURTHER PEE ESS: If you throw your dollahs at things like Autism Speaks in the name of awareness and support, I would highly HIGHLY suggest you check out the Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) that Sam mentions instead. By autistics, for autistics, and none of the incredibly vile practices that AS gets its gross self up to.
I think I am going to make an option for this on the badges I’m making.
reblogging for autiblesam’s commentary
My sister and I have a headcanon that Jane is Belle and the Beast’s grandaughter.
and I think this further proves our point…
Which would explain why she understand Tarzan, he sort of reminds me of Beast in attitude…. he is sort of a Beast… hmmm. I like your headcanon.
I agree. Professor Porter said that she got her wild stories from her mother. Belle had wild stories, which turned out to be true, just like Jane’s story about Tarzan was true.
This must be shared, with EVERYONE!