EDUCATION

Disability and Change V
The End of Disability? Bionics, Implants, and Smart Technologies

The fifth annual Disability and Change Symposium
Monday, March 26, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Disability and Change, 3-26-2018

The Disability and Change Symposium is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference focusing on cultural equity and disability. The event is free, accessible and open to the public. Registration is required.

Organized by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple with support from the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disabilities.

Information - Location - Directions

Date: March 26, 2018
8:30 AM - 4 PM

Location: Temple University
Howard Gittis Student Center South
Room 200 A/B
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Directions
http://route.temple.edu/
Access Room 200 A/B by the main elevators in the lobby of the Student Center South.

Accommodations
The Institute on Disabilities and the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability welcome all participants to the Disability and Change Symposium. As the audience and panels will include people with varied learning styles, aptitudes, and needs, the symposium will include: a downloadable program PDF including alternative text (alt-text) descriptions for graphical elements (available soon on this web page), a maker's space featuring new technologies for experiential synthesis, sensory-friendly seating, CART transcription services, and ASL. The accessible Symposium location meets ADA guidelines.

For specific accommodations, your request must be made by March 15, 2018; please email iod@temple.edu.

Act 48 Credits
Teachers can request Act 48 credits, for a $10 fee. Students can receive a certificate of attendance. Paperwork will be available at the check-in area on the day of the symposium.


Registration (event is free, but registration required)


About the Disability and Change Symposium

The annual Disability and Change Symposium, facilitated by the Institute on Disabilities, was first introduced in 2013.


Symposium Highlights

The "end of disability" has been a long-standing mantra for medicine and often repudiated by some disability studies scholars and others who question the "end" to mean extermination or erasure. Our 5th Annual Disability & Change Symposium asks us to consider whether the development of technologies such as bionics, implants, and smart technologies brings something new to the debate.

Come listen to interdisciplinary panels of speakers discuss the historic, philosophical/ethical, policy, applied rehabilitative, science/engineering, and first-person perspectives.

Speakers

Speaker highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Teresa Burke, Associate Professor, History, Philosophy, Religion & Sociology, Gallaudet University.
  • Katherine Ott, Curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
  • Cameron Taylor, Biomechatronics, MIT MediaLab.
  • Elizabeth Watson, Magee Locomotor Training Clinic Supervisor and Ekso (exoskeleton) Program Manager.
  • Mohammed Yousef, Program Manager, Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Temple Student Panel moderated by Ph.D. Student, Amanda DiLodovico, Boyer College of Music and Dance.

Maker's Space:

This year, for a "hands-on" experience of the technology, we are including a small "maker's space," available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AGENDA (draft - updates anticipated)

(Attend for the entire day or for individual sessions.)

  • 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Teresa Burke, Associate Professor
    History, Philosophy, Religion & Sociology, Gallaudet University

  • 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

    Technology and Implants

    Teresa Burke, Associate Professor
    History, Philosophy, Religion & Sociology, Gallaudet University

    Cameron Taylor, Fellow
    Biomechatronics Lab, MIT MediaLab

    Moderated by: Cathy Fiorello
    Department Chairperson, Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education, Temple University

  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

    EXOSKELETONS

    Liz Watson
    Locomotor Training Coordinator, Magee Rehab

    Katherine Ott
    Curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

    Moderated by: Nora Jones
    Assistant Professor, Bioethics, Associate Director, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

  • (Concurrent) 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Makers Space

    Temple Recreational Therapy

    Temple Engineering

    Temple Library, Creative Space

    NextFab, Maker's Community, Philadelphia

  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

    LUNCH

    (on your own)

  • 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

    Student Panel

    Moderated by: Amanda DiLodovico
    Adjunct Professor, Department of Dance, Boyer College of Music and Dance

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Smart Technologies

    Mohammed Yousef
    Program Manager, ATTRI/Transportation Research Specialist, FHWA Office of Operations R&D

    Jacqueline Wardle
    Assistive Technology Specialist, UCP Central PA
    About Indepent Living Technology at UCP

    Ari Ne'eman

    Moderated by: Guy Caruso
    Western Coordinator, Institute on Disabilities, Temple University

Sponsors

This event is organized by the Institute on Disabilities and the Interdisciplinary Faculty Council on Disability and funded through a grant from the Center for the Humanities at Temple University (CHAT).