Disability and technology. An interdisciplinary and international approach
Author: Roulstone, A. (ed)
The question of technology and disability has provoked an array of academic debate which share the objective of enhancing social or bodily function. Diverse models of disability attempt to locate the role technology plays in disabled people’s lives and how it can enhance the human condition. The book describes the myriad ways in which technology (low/high, cheap/expensive, tangible/virtual) can aid choices in daily living and independence for disabled people. The authors advocate to be cautious about the claims made of technology and of its ability to improve the lives of disabled people as industry, professional and early adopter enthusiasm may detract from the limits of a given technology.
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