|Artist's Conception of Space Station Freedom, from the Wikimedia Commons|
She asks, " What would a world look like that accommodated all kinds of bodies, all ways of communicating, every way of being an embodied human? How will the need to accommodate alien bodies influence how we accommodate our own? How will science help us build fully inclusive communities?"
The contest asks entrants to envision the world that Sarah Einstein is writing about - a world where disability is not a metaphor for something (although in science fiction it often seems that everything is a metaphor for something else) but where it is a fact of life, as it is today, with the future technologies adapting around it.
The details of the contest are here at Redstone Science Fiction. You've got from today, June 15, to August 15 to submit a maximum 5,000 word story that incorporates disability as a simple fact and portrays a world of universal access.
The contest sounds like a lot of fun and I'm already coming up with ideas in my head.