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I'm looking for creators of petapixel.com/2015/01/22/disab … petition / photographers missing their right hand. I'm working on a left-hand grip for DSLR cameras with multiple buttons.

@alxd what an awesome project! I have some southpaws in my family and I know the frustrations they have with all the worlds tools being made with right-handers in mind. You rock!

@alxd have you tried contacting the people who run #PetaPixel.com and the author of that article to see if they know how to contact the petition creators, or contacted change.org and asked them to pass on your contact info?

@strypey the author is anonymous on change. I could try emailing the site and asking.

A proper dive into the Internet gave me her home address and some private photos, but no social profiles or email :/

Also the project isn't _mine_, it's one of the Glider Ink character's: glider.ink/

@alxd
> the author is anonymous on change. I could try emailing the site and asking.

Obviously they're not going to give you their info, but they may be willing to pass on your contact info to them. Ironic that you were able to find a home address but no internet contact info. You would find exactly the opposite if you researched me (I hope so anyway ;)

@alxd
> Also the project isn't _mine_, it's one of the Glider Ink character's: glider.ink/

Hmm. Now I'm confused. Is this a real project or a fictional one?

@strypey

> Hmm. Now I'm confused. Is this a real project or a fictional one?

It's both! :D

@strypey I would really love to present it physically at the same time as Suzanne works on it in the graphic novel ;)

@alxd I'm surprised that left handed DSLRs don't exist already

@bob they were created (totally not in a response to this petition) as an Aprils Fools joke.

This is a prime example of how able-bodied people fetishize prosthetics and forget about real needs of the disabled.

@alxd @bob I'm randomly reminded of Steve "Just Stop Holding The Phone That Way" Jobs. I imagine DSLR manufacturers answering similarly. "Just hold it upside down and apply a rotation"

@cathal @alxd It's strange because there are lots of other niche camera products, especially at the high end of the price range.

@bob @cathal yet no one cares about the disabled ;)

My idea is to take the USB port that most cameras have, get USB OTG and emulate all the buttons you could access through a tablet with an Arduino Nano. Finding good hardware two-step buttons might be a challenge, but hey! It will be something :)

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