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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.

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Collaborators

  • Becky Matter (CTDS)
  • Joyojeet Pal (iSchool)

Workshops

Publications

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International Agencies and Policy Bodies

Academic Institutions

To have your work listed on this site, please contact bmat@u.washington.edu.