This session is a free half-day workshop introducing attendees to accessibility and adaptive technology and their role in ICTD. A lecture and interactive form workshop will introduce concepts of disability studies, international law related to accessibility and various accessible technologies.
Assistive or Accessible Technologies (AT) are vital to the social and economic participation of persons with disabilities. In several Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), challenges such as poor infrastructure in institutions and public spaces, as well as negative attitudes towards disability and the lack of a culture of accessibility result can result in the exclusion of people with disabilities from socio-economic participation. This workshop introduces participants to three major areas of scholarship relevant to the issue of disability and AT in LMICs.
The workshop is free and open to all. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
For more information, please visit workshop webpage at http://ictd.si.umich.edu/accessibility/.