Thursday, 21 July 2011

A research paper that will help supplied by one of the resource persons


  1. Um, just a thought. To what extent can sensory distractions be controlled practically in a city? It is after all a city that will, of course, be inclusive, but will also consist of very many basic features of regular existing cities and people who are already used to living in such cities.

    Also, I think we should specifically remember the "withdrawal spaces" bit. We might tend to get caught up a little too much with making it an interactive, community space. I'm guessing people do need their alone time. :P

    And, in figure 4, why is future independence much higher than the other criteria in India? Also, safety? How is future independence measured?

  2. Ruchika,
    Valid points...
    The paper is not written by me
    However i will try to answer
    Sensory distractons can be lessened in an inclusive space
    I agree about spaces for withdrawal
    Future independance and/or safety/protection/care are vital for autistic people after their parents die
    What is most impressive here is your reading of the paper and wrestling with issues it raises
    That is more important,engaging and dialoging,than agreement and this makes me very happy

  3. Oh I know you didn't write the paper; I was just wondering. :P

    And, about sensory distractions, cities kind of grow and expand and change on their own, and I'm thinking completely in comparison to present cities, which I agree might be a slightly limited view in this scenario. But I was thinking of something like maybe car horns. That can't really be done away with, because it is after all important, right?

    And I was wondering why those particular criteria were higher than others in the existing Indian environment. I didn't expect independence and especially safety to be India's strong points.

  4. car horns are easily avoided
    have car park near entrance
    then walk or cycle

  5. This paper was shared by A.V. Varghese.