Accessibility In Space | Sheri Wells-Jensen | Wondros Podcast Ep 197
Jesse and Priscilla talk with Sheri Wells-Jensen, a linguist who specializes in psycholinguistics (psychology and language) and xenolinguistics (alien languages). She is also an ambassador for AstroAccess, a project dedicated to access and inclusion in space exploration.
This podcast discusses the importance of designing for accessibility in space travel, as there will be people with disabilities in space due to its inherently dangerous nature.
Why is accessibility in space important?
- Space travel is dangerous and can cause disabilities, so designing for accessibility is crucial.
- People with disabilities will be part of space travel and exploration.
- Accessibility is necessary for all aspects of space travel, from transport to living quarters.
- Ignoring accessibility in space can have consequences for individuals and the mission as a whole.
- Changing perceptions about disability and accessibility is important for progress in space exploration.
- AstroAccess is working to promote accessibility in space and encourage inclusivity.
- The future of space travel depends on prioritizing accessibility for all individuals.