The Critical Axis logo embraces imperfection with its slightly askew matrix. The upper right, and more aspirational quadrant is blocked off and colored outside the lines. The all caps, san serif Critical Axis word mark is disrupted by an exaggerated forward leaning line of the x that descends below the baseline of the text.


Disability Simulations are activities that require non-disabled to ‘try on’ disability by partaking in a task such as donning a blindfold to simulate blindness or taping popsicle sticks to gloves to simulate arthritis. Disability Simulations are frequently framed as ‘empathy exercises’ intended to ‘increase awareness’. But an empirical research study from 2017 titled ‘Crip for a day: The unintended negative consequences of disability simulations’ found that ‘simulating disabilities promotes distress and fails to improve attitudes toward disabled people’.