Saturday, July 11, 2009

Clothing designed for autistic kids (link roundup)

SQUEASE is a jacket designed for people with autism:

the jacket allows the wearer to apply deep pressure to their body, so that they can calm themselves and get over the sudden rush of anxiety. The integrated headphones reduce the sound level of high frequency noises like alarm bells or the sound of chairs scraping on a floor; soothing those with hypersensitive hearing. A comfortable cocoon for those with ASD, the SQUEASE is a smart looking jacket and not just therapy aid.
Designed by Sheraz Arif, Andy Brand, Menno Kroezen and Katrien Ploegmakers. Lots of photos here. Via.

And a few more links:

1. Lots of information about the Harry Potter them park being built within Universal Orlando. "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" is expected to open summer 2010. Via.

2. NY Times editor Bill Keller regrets his appearance on The Daily Show. Via.

3. Ad revenue is up 35% over last year at Gawker, which is once again awarding page view bonuses to bloggers. Gawker also pays page view bonuses to tipsters. Via.

4. Relatedly, the "cost of running [Neatorama] runs into the five figures every year."

*Previously: Redesigned Harry Potter book covers.

*Buy Harry Potter posters at eBay.