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Faculty Mentor

Stephen Gilson and Liz DePoy

Program

Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

Description

Disability is often thought of as an object in need of change. Accordingly, products designed for disabled populations aim to improve function and help individuals adapt to their environments. Curiously and often unrecognized, products designed for the atypical and extreme human often find their way into mainstream use, improving the world for everyone. This presentation analyzes the process of disability product to commercial success. We illustrate the “disability” genesis of products such as Doc Marten footwear, speech-to-text and text-to-speech software and applications, automated doors, and closed captioning.

Publication Date

4-2017

Document Type

Poster

Publisher

University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies

City

Orono, Maine

Conference Name

2017 University of Maine Student Symposium: Research & Creative Activity

Conference Location

Bangor, Maine

Keywords

disability, social change

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Flippin' Our Brains: Disability Benefits Everyone

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