Disability and Technology: A Critical Realist Perspective

  title={Disability and Technology: A Critical Realist Perspective},
  author={Christopher Frauenberger},
Assistive technology (AT) as a field explores the design, use and evaluation of computing technology that aims to benefit people with disabilities. The majority of the work consequently takes the functional needs of people with disabilities as starting point and matches those with technological opportunity spaces. With this paper, we argue that the underlying philosophical position implied in this approach can be seen as reductionist as the disabled experience is arguably richer and often more… CONTINUE READING
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