Meryl Alper, Juan Hourcade, Shuli Gilutz
There is growing global interest in designing technologies for children with disabilities, as evidenced by the recent workshop we organized on this topic at the annual Interaction Design and Children conference . We recognize that in one sense, disability exists at an individual level, be it a temporary, degenerative, or permanent disability, occurring at birth or later in life. But while disability has a distinct medical basis that affects individuals, it is also shaped by cultural, societal, and familial norms. Impairments can be made more pronounced in some social situations, be a tremendous advantage in certain other environments, or make…
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