Objectives

The objective of Carleton University’s Disability Research Group is to raise awareness, as well as questions about societal understandings of disability and technology by creating virtual exhibits and other collaborative, multidisciplinary research outputs that take a participatory approach to telling the histories of activists, users, and innovators who contribute to a more inclusive and accessible transnational Canada.

Our 3 main areas of focus:

Users – advocacy, activism, usage, personal histories and daily living of individual and collective actors

Access – access to space, communications, information, as well as the regulations, prohibitions, limitations, costs and attitudinal barriers that have historically been imposed upon that access

Innovation – historical development of inclusive and barrier-free design, usability, sustainability and transnational transfers of technology.