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The right to assistive technology: for whom, for what, and by whom?

Borg, Johan LU ; Larsson, Stig LU and Östergren, Per-Olof LU (2011) In Disability & Society 26(2). p.151-167
Abstract
Despite its facilitating role in creating opportunities for people with disabilities to exercise human rights, access to assistive technology is limited in many countries. It is therefore promising that the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) addresses this area. The purpose of this study was to analyse the assistive technology content of the CRPD from a basic human rights perspective in order to clarify its limitations and opportunities for formulation of policies and implementation strategies. Data were collected through a content analysis of the CRPD. It is concluded that a non-discriminatory interpretation of the provisions entitles all people with disabilities to a right to demand available and affordable... (More)
Despite its facilitating role in creating opportunities for people with disabilities to exercise human rights, access to assistive technology is limited in many countries. It is therefore promising that the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) addresses this area. The purpose of this study was to analyse the assistive technology content of the CRPD from a basic human rights perspective in order to clarify its limitations and opportunities for formulation of policies and implementation strategies. Data were collected through a content analysis of the CRPD. It is concluded that a non-discriminatory interpretation of the provisions entitles all people with disabilities to a right to demand available and affordable assistive technology. Ensuring this right is a national as well as an international responsibility. (Less)
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assistive technology, human rights, Convention on the Rights of Persons, with Disabilities
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Disability & Society
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26
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151 - 167
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Routledge
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0968-7599
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10.1080/09687599.2011.543862
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  abstract     = {Despite its facilitating role in creating opportunities for people with disabilities to exercise human rights, access to assistive technology is limited in many countries. It is therefore promising that the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) addresses this area. The purpose of this study was to analyse the assistive technology content of the CRPD from a basic human rights perspective in order to clarify its limitations and opportunities for formulation of policies and implementation strategies. Data were collected through a content analysis of the CRPD. It is concluded that a non-discriminatory interpretation of the provisions entitles all people with disabilities to a right to demand available and affordable assistive technology. Ensuring this right is a national as well as an international responsibility.},
  author       = {Borg, Johan and Larsson, Stig and Östergren, Per-Olof},
  issn         = {0968-7599},
  keyword      = {assistive technology,human rights,Convention on the Rights of Persons,with Disabilities},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {151--167},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Disability & Society},
  title        = {The right to assistive technology: for whom, for what, and by whom?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2011.543862},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2011},
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