Upcoming Event: A Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research, History Exhibits and Pedagogy

Join us for our upcoming event happening from December 8 to December 10, 2017 entitled Disability | Technology | Inclusion: A Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research, History Exhibits and Pedagogy. The multidisciplinary event seeks to draw researchers and teachers from across the university and beyond to discuss and workshop the ongoing work of Carleton University’s Disability Research Group …

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Envisioning Moves to Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch

Today we delivered and set up the Envisioning Technologies exhibit on the third floor of the Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (120 Metcalfe Street). Thanks so much to Tony Westenbroek, Alexandra Yarrow, Dorothy Jeffreys, and others who helped make this happen. The exhibit will be up in the main branch until October 13th. Below are some images …

#MuseumWeek 2017

The CUDRG participated in #MuseumWeek 2017 on twitter last week, highlighting stories from both A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada as well as Envisioning Technologies.  Above is one of the tweets of Dominique Marshall, in which she spotlights the story of Roland Galarneau - an entrepreneur and inventor of a machine called the "Converto-Braille" which he …

On the Road: A New Travelling Banner Exhibit!

We've been busy over the last few months. With the help of ChapterOne Studios, we've reformatted the panel version of the Envisioning Technologies into a set of three lightweight and highly portable banners intended to go across Ontario and further afield. Its first location was the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, which made it there …

Envisioning Moves to MacOdrum Library

Yesterday, we began the move of the physical exhibit, Envisioning Technologies, from the Department of History to MacOdrum Library's main lobby at Carleton University. As before, the exhibit panels are accessible via QR codes and braille transcriptions. Artifacts currently displayed as part of the exhibit include objects from the Canadian Science and Technology Museum (CSTM), the Canadian …

Envisioning Technologies – some photographs from the October launch!

Some photos from the exhibit launch in October. What a great day! The photograph to the left shows (from left to right) Adrian Chan, Roy Hanes, Dorothy J. Smith, Chris Stark (with Henry his guide dog), Beth A. Robertson and Dominique Marshall in front of the panel dedicated to the first talking ATM. The top …