This very neato idea comes via Kassiane Sibley’s guest post on The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism blog. The badges don’t look like this mockup — they are red, yellow, or green to visibly “pre-announce” a person’s desire or ability to interact with others at a meeting — in this case, “Autreat” (a “retreat-style conference” run by and for autistic people).
Sibley writes, “Autreat is known for being Autistic space. The red/green/yellow badges that attendees use to indicate how much interaction they’re up for and with whom are the most well known, not to mention concrete, examples of how that Autistic space works.”
I think this is a really, really good idea! I also agree that it would be handy if the whole world had interaction badges — even for me, a relatively outgoing but sometimes socially awkward neurotypical.