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    Developing inclusive and resilient systems: COVID-19 and assistive technology

    Smith, Emma M. and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Ebuenyi, Ikenna D. and Holloway, Catherine and Austin, Victoria (2021) Developing inclusive and resilient systems: COVID-19 and assistive technology. Disability & Society, 36 (1). pp. 151-154. ISSN 0968-7599

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    Assistive technology is a critical component of maintaining health, wellbeing, and the realization of rights for persons with disabilities. Assistive technologies, and their associated services, are also paramount to ensuring individuals with functional limitations have access to important health and social service information, particularly during a pandemic where they may be at higher risk than the general population. Social isolation and physical distancing have further marginalized many within this population. We have an opportunity to learn from the COVID-19response to develop more inclusive and resilient systems that will serve people with disabilities more effectively in the future. In this Current Issues piece, we present a starting point for discussion, based on our experiences working to promote access to assistive technologies through inclusive and sustainable systems and policies.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Covid-19; Assistive technology; pandemic;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 18673
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    Depositing User: Emma Smith
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2024 10:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Disability & Society
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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