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Empowering disabled people with digital fabrication : insights from the In the Making Project - submission to All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability

Taylor, N and Hurley, UK 2016, Empowering disabled people with digital fabrication : insights from the In the Making Project - submission to All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability , No publisher. (Submitted)

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Abstract

In this report, based on the findings of the AHRC-funded In the Making project, we offer evidence that digital fabrication can support the government in closing the disability employment gap in the following ways: • Digital fabrication technologies and facilities offer opportunities to create skills amongst the disabled community that might support them in finding work or in becoming entrepreneurs. • Engaging in digital fabrication has major inclusion and wellbeing benefits for disabled people that can also support them in joining the workforce. • Digital fabrication can also support disabled people in creating or modifying their own assistive technologies, which can further support them in playing a productive role in society.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: The item was submitted by the researchers as evidence to the Parliamentary Group - it has no official publisher.
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: No publisher
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Funders: AHRC
Depositing User: Dr Ursula Hurley
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 08:20
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 08:20
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40102

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