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      The Role of HCI in the Construction of Disability

      The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      12 - 14 September 2012

      Assistive technology, Disability, Ideology

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          Assistive technology research and development community deals with a phenomenon that goes beyond medical concerns. For many years, international human-rights organizations, disabled activists, and disability studies community, have proposed alternative discourses on disability that, from different perspectives, expand the understanding on the phenomenon, potentially impacting on HCI praxis. However, assistive technology literature is still deeply rooted in the much maligned medical model of disability. Following this model have practical, ethical, and political implications, for it potentially obscures the underlying social inequity. The threefold objective of this paper is to raise awareness within the HCI community about the existence of different discourses on disability, to call into question the idea of ‘neutral praxis’, and to suggest that interpreting and understanding the social forces underneath HCI praxis might provide more appropriate and useful solutions.

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          Contributors
          Conference
          September 2012
          September 2012
          : 1-4
          Affiliations
          Computer Science Department, Universidad de la República

          J. Herrera y Reissig 565, CP 11300, Montevideo, Uruguay
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/HCI2012.71
          © Gustavo Armagno. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Birmingham, UK

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          The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
          HCI
          26
          Birmingham, UK
          12 - 14 September 2012
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Human Computer Interaction
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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