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Disability and technology: an interdisciplinary and international approach

By: Roulstone, Alan.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Palgrave Macmillan 2016Description: x, 249 p.ISBN: 9781137450418.Subject(s): Disabilities | People with disabilities | Technology | Self-help devices - People with disabilitiesDDC classification: 362.40284 Summary: This book brings together formally disparate literatures and debates on disability and technology in a way that captures the complex interplay between the two. Drawing on disability studies, technology studies and clinical studies, the book argues that interdisciplinary insights together provide a more nuanced and less stylized picture of the benefits and barriers in disability and technology. Drawing on a breadth of empirical studies from across the globe, a picture emerges of the complex and multi-directional interplay of technology and disability. Technology is neither inherently enabling or disabling but fundamentally shaped by the social dynamics that shape their design, use and impact. http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137450418
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Table of Contents:

1. An introduction and overview

Part I. Disability and Technology in Context
2. Between Bodies, Artefacts and Theories: Theorising Disability, Theorising Technology
3. I Am Not Sure We've Been Introduced? Disability Meets Technology

Part II. Understanding Disability, Understanding Technology
4. Employing Technology to Good Effect: Technology, Disability and the "Palace" of Paid Work
5. Disability, Ageing and Technology: They Think That Throwing a Pendant Alarm at You It Equals Independence
6. The Wheelchair: Enabled or Disabled? Houston, We've Had a Problem
7. To Augment or Not Augment? That is the Question

This book brings together formally disparate literatures and debates on disability and technology in a way that captures the complex interplay between the two. Drawing on disability studies, technology studies and clinical studies, the book argues that interdisciplinary insights together provide a more nuanced and less stylized picture of the benefits and barriers in disability and technology.
Drawing on a breadth of empirical studies from across the globe, a picture emerges of the complex and multi-directional interplay of technology and disability. Technology is neither inherently enabling or disabling but fundamentally shaped by the social dynamics that shape their design, use and impact.

http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137450418

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