Reinventing Normal: New Technologies for Empowerment

Event Information

Date & Time
October 5, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Panel Discussion

All of us have things we are good at, things we aren't, and things we'd like to do but they are hard for us for whatever reason. The idea of "disability" carries with it the idea what cannot be done. How is technology changing that? How is technology changing the idea of what we can or can't do? These four speakers from U-M address the ways in which technologies are empowering individuals in their lives, changing the idea of what is a disability, and literally reinventing normal.

Panel speakers:
Connie Chang, Managing Director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation
David Chesney, Computer Science and Engineering,
Michelle Meade, Director, UM Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Investing in Ability 2017 Events are presented by the University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns in collaboration with University Human Resources, Michigan Medicine, and University Health Service.

If accommodations are needed, contact disability@umich.edu at least one week in advance.

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Library Contact
Autumn Wetli autumnnw@umich.edu
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