World Intellectual Property Organization publication; Technology Trends Report 2021: Assistive Technologies,

In Uncategorized on March 23, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Many contributors including Wolbring Gregor WIPO Technology Trends Report 2021: Assistive Technologies .

A write up on it on the WIPO webpage WIPO Report Finds Significant Growth in Assistive Technologies as they Find Greater Application in Consumer Goods Publisher World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Completing the picture of human history — In history, Nancy Hansen found both problems and solutions.

In Uncategorized on March 14, 2021 at 4:45 pm

Completing the picture of human history MARCH 11, 2021 — In history, Nancy Hansen found both problems and solutions.

CFP Special Issue “Disability Studies and Sustainable Ecology

In Uncategorized on March 8, 2021 at 3:59 pm

CFP Special Issue “Disability Studies and Sustainable Ecology” https://www.mdpi.com/…/speci…/disability_studies_ecologyThe accelerating climate crisis forces us to face current socio-economic inequalities and how crises disproportionately impact certain sectors of society. In many respects, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a foreshadowing of how the burden of responding to a global crisis falls unequally. Other publications (e.g., Twig et al., 2011, Gartrel et al., 2020, Peek and Stough, 2010) explore how disabled people are disproportionately negatively affected by such crises. This is an injustice that must be remedied.Yet, in this Special Issue we want to consider the relationship between disability and sustainability from a different angle. Instead of just focusing on people with disabilities as a vulnerable group, and ecological changes as a risk, we want to explore how the conceptual thinking around disability in society interacts with the challenging rethinking of society that will be necessary for sustainability. We are asking: how can a critical perspective on disability, and a view of sustainability that incorporates the diversity inherent in disability, help guide us towards a future that incorporates a more holistic notion of interdependence and, hence, sustainability in our relationship with each other as humans but also with the natural world that surrounds and sustains us?This exploration of interdependence will indeed touch upon questions about our physical and social environments. How do we build our cities and communities? What can perspectives on disabilities teach us about what this says and/or determines about our relationships with each other and with our natural environments? What do different communities (i.e., indigenous people) have to offer in this regard? Finally, how can we conceptualize welfare for all in a way that does not depend on the exploitation of other people and the rest of the ecology? Dr. Calum Davey WebsiteGuest EditorDepartment of Population Health, Environment and Society, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, United KingdomInterests: disability; evaluation; inequalityMs. Myroslava Tataryn WebsiteGuest EditorWellspring Philanthropic Fund, New York City, NY 10018, USAInterests: disability; disability rights; right to health; humanitarian emergencies