Disability Justice in Technology Policy: Exploring the Intersections of Disability and Technology
Date: Jul 13, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The NetGain Partnership invites you to a webinar discussion with:
- Alexandra Givens, President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology
- Henry Claypool, Technology Consultant for AAPD and Former Director of the HHS Office on Disability
- Sandy Ho, Director of the Disability Inclusion Fund at Borealis Philanthropy
- Jenny Choi, Director of Programs at the Media Democracy Fund (moderator)
Technology now impacts every dimension of our lives. Whether it’s work, healthcare, or education, our experiences are shaped and influenced by technology. While technology can improve autonomy for people with disabilities and help create a more inclusive society, it can also replicate or exacerbate forms of discrimination that historically harm people with disabilities. As public interest advocates, scholars, technologists, and others continue work to advance equitable technology policy, it is crucial that disabled people participate in these conversations at the intersection of technology and disability.
In December 2021, the Center for Democracy & Technology and the American Association of People with Disabilities released the report “Centering Disability in Technology Policy” (plain-language version here) which outlines challenges, barriers, and opportunities to center disability justice in technology policy work. The Ford Foundation’s leadership on this issue and support for the report has provided a learning opportunity within NetGain that we are eager to share more broadly within the field and with other funders. We welcome you to join us for a conversation about the report’s findings and the ways that technology and disability communities can work together to advance more inclusive and just technology.