The History Department of Carleton University is co-hosting a symposium and workshop entitled “Envisioning Technologies: Historical Insights into Educational Technologies for Persons who are Blind or Partially Sighted in Canada Since 1892”.
This unique event is dedicated to virtually representing the evolution of technical aids for persons who are blind or partially sighted in Canada. Bringing together scholars, educators and members of the community, our aim is to highlight critical disability studies, the history of technology and disability, education and accessibility and inclusive design. Our symposium will emphasize both the brilliant inventors and makers of technology and also focus on the users of these technologies, showcasing how people and technology move forward together in design, development, education and accessibility.
Visit the event website for the full itinerary and to register online.
(Image: Swail Senson, 1966. Manufactured in Ottawa, Ontario.)