On Friday, April 6, The Digital Scholarship Commons will host a Symposium on Disability and Technology. The symposium is intended to connect the digital humanities with disability studies. While access is often discussed in the digital humanities, few scholars really look at the cultural and social impact of new technologies on disabled persons and communities.
Stay tuned for news regarding the online version of the symposium, read the Emory Press Release, and watch@EmoryDiSC for more information. The event is free and open to the public, but you must register.
Autism and Collaboration:
Margaret Price and Melanie Yergeau, "Remediating Co-Production: Digital Design Meets Interdependence, with a Side of Shiny Rhetoric."
Rosemarie Garland Thomson, “Inclusive Design as Counter-Eugenic Technology.”
The iPhone as Assistive Technology:
Leanne West, “Intelligent Access, Wireless Captioning Technology for Venues;” Robert Delano, “iTrem: An iPhone Application to Monitor the Motion Associated with Parkinson’s Disease;” Caleb Southern, "Braille Touch: Typing for the Blind on Touchscreen Smartphones."
George Williams, “Technology and the Limits of ‘Disability;’” Kathryn Crowther, "Looking Different(ly): Disability Studies in the Multimodal Classroom."
Michael Chorost, “Deaf Futurism.”
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