Aug 132009
 

Wired has a story about a Minneapolis flight instructor who developed hand controls that enable people with disabilities to fly small planes. The controls are still in the prototype phase, but their design seems pretty ingenious. I’d be curious to know whether able-bodied pilots take a liking to them as well. Modifications of all kinds that are originally made for accessibility purposes tend to become popular with the impairment-free crowd. These modifications can be rather obvious (think curbcuts), but nobody thinks of them until the gimps get uppity.

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