Technology and Disability « back to Projects
This initiative, hosted by the Center for Technology and Disability Studies, focuses on technology and disability in the developing world. Collaborating organizations include Change, Technology & Social Change (TASCHA), and Center for Technology and Disability Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle with funding and support from AccessComputing and Disability Studies.
While there has been significant work on technology and disability in recent decades, the overwhelming majority of research and practice has been conducted in wealthy countries with good public infrastructure such as North America, East Asia, and Western Europe. Less attention has been paid to designing, producing and implementing appropriate and affordable technologies for people with disabilities in developing countries. Following the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the expansion of access to education, employment, health and social opportunities is becoming more of a priority in the developing world. This initiative brings together academics and practitioners to improve and increase availability of technologies for people with disabilities in the developing world.
- Becky Matter (CTDS)
- Joyojeet Pal (iSchool)
- First Workshop on Technology and Disability in the Developing World – October 2009
- Second Workshop on Technology and Disability in the Developing World (Details) – June 2010
- Call for Papers: Journal of Information Technology for Development
- Technology for employability in Latin America: Research with at-risk youth & people with disabilities
International Agencies and Policy Bodies
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs
- ITU Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability
- University of Leeds, Center for Disability Studies
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, Disability Studies
- University of Washington, Disability Studies
- University of Toledo, Disability Studies
- The University of Maine, The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
- The University of Illinois, Department of Disability and Human Development
- Syracuse University, The Center on Human Policy, Law, and Disability Studies
- York University, Program in Critical Disability Studies
To have your work listed on this site, please contact bmat…@u.washington.edu.