Virtual and Travelling Exhibitions on the History of Technology and Disability: Interdisciplinary Lessons of the Past for the Future

This project seeks to explore the historical relationship between disability, technology and society, with a focus on Canada, but with global applicability. Through rigorous secondary, primary, oral and archival research, the team will investigate historical instances of innovation, technological use and activism by and for people with disabilities, building relationships and conducting oral interviews with key actors in the development of a more accessible and inclusive society. This project will expand upon IEEE’s longstanding interests in humanitarian goals and oral histories, while at the same time provide IEEE student members with additional training and collaborative opportunities to communicate this knowledge to a broader public through developing virtual and travelling exhibits, collaborative educational workshops.

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Dorothy Smith
Sandy Barron
Beth Robertson
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Dominique Marshall
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Ontario
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