This presentation will highlight link between accessibility best practices, disability culture, and assistive technology. By promoting disability as a culture and identity we can shift away from disability as something medical to be fixed or cured, hidden or pitied. The shift in understanding will expose audience members to the attitudinal and environmental barriers faced by disabled people as we look for ways to embrace disability as a culture. Specific strategies will be shared to reduce the stigma associated with assistive technology.
Key Learning Outcomes
1. Audience members will be able to recognize and investigate structures and discourse which support and promote inclusive practices.
2. Audience members will be able to identify specific ways to embrace disability culture
3. Audience members will be able to gain knowledge around stigma and AT use.