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Disability, Technology, Inclusion: A Symposium on Interdisciplinary Research, History Exhibits and Pedagogy

December 8, 2017 — December 10, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Location:252 MacOdrum Library
Cost:Free

This symposium 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 (CUDRG).

The event’s primary goals will be to begin to draft a set of best practices for the design and pedagogical uses of accessible virtual and physical exhibitions pertaining to the history of disability and technology. The symposium will begin with a broad overview of the CUDRG’s origins and its various projects to date, followed by a set of sessions in which we will discuss how to further the accessibility goals of the CUDRG, the best uses of virtual and physical exhibits within the classroom, as well as constructive ways in which we might grow and enhance these types of initiatives through multidisciplinary and cross-faculty research and pedagogical collaborations. The Sunday will be dedicated to piloting and work shopping the latest exhibit episode developed by the CUDRG on disability, refugees and technology.

The room location of the event is fully accessible and we welcome all wheelchairs-users, cane-users, service animals and personal attendants. Please contact beth.robertson@carleton.ca as soon as possible or at least two weeks in advance, should you require interpretation services or any other special arrangements to attend and fully participate in this event, including any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Tickets are limited. Find more information and free tickets here.