Episode 1 is an investigation into how we define ability and disability, often based on the technologies we use - like glasses, canes or walkers.
This episode includes Graham Pullin, a designer and research at the University of Dundee in Scotland who wrote the design manifesto Design Meets Disability.
Drawing on similar themes, professor and designer Sara Hendren talks about her work at Olin College in Boston where she teaches a course for engineers on designing for disability and diverse abilities.
Aimee Louw - a radio producer, writer and accessibility advocate - talks about her own experiences of disability and how that identity is really constructed and placed on her by other people.
Music in this episode is by the producer, but special thanks to Emily Gosse for her magical cat sounds composition.