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Individuality over function: the role of technology in disability identity

Barbareschi, G; Morgado Ramirez, D; (2020) Individuality over function: the role of technology in disability identity. In: CHI EA '20: Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): Honoluu, HI, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

When designing or investigating technology use among people with disabilities, researchers often overstate the importance of functional aspects at the expenses of identity. We present three case studies that showcase how people with disabilities use, or aspire to use, technology to advertise, reframe or hide their identities.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Individuality over function: the role of technology in disability identity
Event: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Location: Honoluu, HI, USA
Dates: 25 April 2020 - 30 April 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-4503-6819-3
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/3334480
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/3334480
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10094544
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