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xi, 345 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Jonathan Lazar and Michael Ashley Stein
  • Standards bodies, access to information technology, and human rights / Judy Brewer
  • Accessible ICTs and the opening of political space for persons with disabilities / Janet E. Lord
  • Web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities : a legal right? / Peter Blanck
  • Intersection of human rights, social justice, the internet, and accessibility in libraries : access, education, and inclusion / Paul T. Jaeger, Brian Wentz, and John Carlo Bertot
  • Public financing of information technology and human rights for people with disabilities / Deborah Kaplan
  • Using provincial laws to drive a national agenda : connecting human rights and disability rights laws / Ravi Malhotra and Megan A. Rusciano
  • Access to justice / Fredric I. Lederer
  • Open government and digital accessibility / Timothy Elder
  • E-books and human rights / Jim Fruchterman
  • Accessibility and online learning / Mary J. Ziegler and David Sloan
  • Who owns captioning? / Raja Kushalnagar
  • Information privacy and security as a human right for people with disabilities / Jonathan Lazar, Brian Wentz, and Marco Winckler
  • How does inaccessible gaming lead to social exclusion? / Joyram Chakraborty
  • Pivot model of policy entrepreneurship : an application of European ideas in the global South / G. Anthony Giannoumis, Mirriam Nthenge, and Jorge Manhique
  • Accessibility infrastructure and the global South / Joyojeet Pal
  • ICT access, disability human rights, and social inclusion in India / Sanjay S. Jain.
Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to access the highest level of scientific and technological information; and participation in social and cultural opportunities. Despite the ready availability and minimal cost of technology to enable people with disabilities to access ICT on an equal footing as consumers without disabilities, prevailing practice around the globe continues to result in their exclusion. Questions and complexities may also arise where technologies advance ahead of existing laws and policies, where legal norms are established but not yet implemented, or where legal rights are defined but clear technical implementations are not yet established. At the intersection of human-computer interaction, disability rights, civil rights, human rights, international development, and public policy, the volume's contributors examine crucial yet underexplored areas, including technology access for people with cognitive impairments, public financing of information technology, accessibility and e-learning, and human rights and social inclusion. Contributors: John Bertot, Peter Blanck, Judy Brewer, Joyram Chakraborty, Tim Elder, Jim Fruchterman, G. Anthony Giannoumis, Paul Jaeger, Sanjay Jain, Deborah Kaplan, Raja Kushalnagar, Jonathan Lazar, Fredric I. Lederer, Janet E. Lord, Ravi Malhotra, Jorge Manhique, Mirriam Nthenge, Joyojeet Pal, Megan A. Rusciano, David Sloan, Michael Ashley Stein, Brian Wentz, Marco Winckler, Mary J. Ziegler.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249231 20170717
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 345 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Standards bodies, access to information technology, and human rights / Judy Brewer
  • Accessible ICTs and the opening of political space for persons with disabilities / Janet E. Lord
  • Web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities : a legal right? / Peter Blanck
  • Intersection of human rights, social justice, the internet, and accessibility in libraries : access, education, and inclusion / Paul T. Jaeger, Brian Wentz, and John Carlo Bertot
  • Public financing of information technology and human rights for people with disabilities / Deborah Kaplan
  • Using provincial laws to drive a national agenda : connecting human rights and disability rights laws / Ravi Malhotra and Megan A. Rusciano
  • Access to justice / Fredric I. Lederer
  • Open government and digital accessibility / Timothy Elder
  • E-books and human rights / Jim Fruchterman
  • Accessibility and online learning / Mary J. Ziegler and David Sloan
  • Who owns captioning? / Raja Kushalnagar
  • Information privacy and security as a human right for people with disabilities / Jonathan Lazar, Brian Wentz, and Marco Winckler
  • How does inaccessible gaming lead to social exclusion? / Joyram Chakraborty
  • Pivot model of policy entrepreneurship : an application of European ideas in the global South / G. Anthony Giannoumis, Mirriam Nthenge, and Jorge Manhique
  • Accessibility infrastructure and the global South / Joyojeet Pal
  • ICT access, disability human rights, and social inclusion in India / Sanjay S. Jain.
Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to access the highest level of scientific and technological information; and participation in social and cultural opportunities. Despite the ready availability and minimal cost of technology to enable people with disabilities to access ICT on an equal footing as consumers without disabilities, prevailing practice around the globe continues to result in their exclusion. Questions and complexities may also arise where technologies advance ahead of existing laws and policies, where legal norms are established but not yet implemented, or where legal rights are defined but clear technical implementations are not yet established. At the intersection of human-computer interaction, disability rights, civil rights, human rights, international development, and public policy, the volume's contributors examine crucial yet underexplored areas, including technology access for people with cognitive impairments, public financing of information technology, accessibility and e-learning, and human rights and social inclusion. Contributors: John Bertot, Peter Blanck, Judy Brewer, Joyram Chakraborty, Tim Elder, Jim Fruchterman, G. Anthony Giannoumis, Paul Jaeger, Sanjay Jain, Deborah Kaplan, Raja Kushalnagar, Jonathan Lazar, Fredric I. Lederer, Janet E. Lord, Ravi Malhotra, Jorge Manhique, Mirriam Nthenge, Joyojeet Pal, Megan A. Rusciano, David Sloan, Michael Ashley Stein, Brian Wentz, Marco Winckler, Mary J. Ziegler.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249231 20170717
Green Library
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xxvi, 550 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Contents: Introduction-- Part I Definition and Models: Defining impairment and disability: issues at stake, Mike Oliver-- Philosophical issues in the definition and social response to disability, David Wasserman-- What I learned, Simi Linton-- Critiquing the social model, Tom Shakespeare-- The mountain, Eli Clare-- Does disability status matter?, Mark Kelman. Part II Theories of Equality and Inclusion: Disability equality: a challenge to the existing anti-discrimination paradigm?, Sandra Fredman-- Critical race theory, feminism, and disability: reflections on social justice and personal identity, Adrienne Asch-- Anti-subordination above all: a disability perspective, Ruth Colker-- Agency and disability, Anita Silvers-- The landscape of discrimination today, Susan Stefan-- Mental disability law in a comparative law context, Michael L. Perlin-- Deaf matters: compulsory hearing and ability trouble, Kristen Harmon. Part III Accommodation and Access: When it is reasonable for Europeans to be confused: understanding when a disability accommodation is 'reasonable' from a comparative perspective, Lisa Waddington-- Challenging disabling barriers to information and communication technology in the information society: a United Kingdom perspective, Anna Lawson-- Antidiscrimination and accommodation, Christine Jolls-- Utilitarianism and distribution to the disabled, Mark S. Stein-- Disability studies and the future of identity politics, Tobin Siebers. Part IV Life and Death: Disability, life, death, and choice, Samuel R. Bagenstos-- Somewhere a mockingbird, Deborah Kent-- Reimagining retardation, transforming community, Allison C. Carey-- Introduction, Tom Shakespeare-- Was I ever wrong, Michael Berube-- Name index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409448785 20160619
This interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the theoretical, practical and legal dimensions of equality for persons with disabilities. The issues covered include the central problem of defining disability and impairment; the dilemma of same versus different treatment; the balance between autonomy and external influence and support; linkages to other anti-discrimination categories such as race and sex; the place of disability theory within identity politics; and issues of life, death, and our most intimate relationships. The articles reflect a wealth of international viewpoints and interdisciplinary areas which include philosophy, economics, memoirs, cultural studies, empirical studies and legal scholarship. The selection also includes classic texts which set out foundational ideas such as the social model of disability or the goal of integration, alongside essays that critique these conceptual mainstays. This volume brings into sharp focus a wide range of contentious and complex issues in the field of disability studies and is of interest to researchers and students from a wide range of fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409448785 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
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xx, 444 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Chapter 1 -- Disability, Employment and Inclusion Worldwide -- Jody Heymann, Michael A. Stein, and Gonzalo Moreno -- Section 1 - THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT -- Chapter 2 -- Restructuring Disability Policy and Improving Employment Outcomes in the United States -- David C. Stapleton and David R. Mann -- Chapter 3 -- Disability and Employment in the European Union: Collective Strategies and Tools -- Anna Lawson -- Chapter 4 -- Complementary Approaches: Japanese Disability and Employment Law -- Ryoko Sakuraba -- Chapter 5 -- Employment Challenges and Successes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- Sophie Mitra -- Chapter 6 -- Government Policy and Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Peru -- Stanislao Maldonado -- Section 2 - EMPLOYERS AND MULTI-SECTORAL ACTORS -- Chapter 7 -- Finding and Maintaining Employment: Lessons from Workplace Non-Discrimination Measures -- Susanne M. Bruyere with Sara A. Van Looy -- Chapter 8 -- Improving Disability Confidence from Within the Private Sector: the Employers' Forum on Disability -- Megan Galeucia -- Chapter 9 -- Employability and Inclusion in a For-Profit Company: Serasa Experian's Employability Program for Persons with Disabilities. -- Kali Stull -- Chapter 10 -- Employment Policy Approaches and Multi-Sectoral Implementation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- Daniel Mont -- Chapter 11 -- Microfinance and Disability: Recommendations for Policymakers and Practitioners -- Leif Atle Besland and Roy Mersland -- Chapter 12 -- Assistive Technology and Employment in Low-Resource Environments -- Joyojeet Pal -- Section 3 - A LIFE-COURSE APPROACH AND BEYOND -- Chapter 13 -- Transition from School to Work: New Directions for Policy and Practice -- Frank R. Rusch, John Dattilo, Robert Stodden, and Anthony J. Plotner -- Chapter 14 -- Career Advancement for Young Adults with Disabilities -- Lauren Lindstrom and Laurie Guttman Kahn -- Chapter 15 -- Preventing Job Abandonment and Facilitating Work Reintegration in High-Income Countries -- Rienk Prins.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199981212 20160613
Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include: * Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability * Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity * Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker's career * Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the world Chapter contributors include leaders from international organizations, government, civil society, and academia, including experts from UN agencies, leaders in nongovernmental advocacy and research organizations, and senior academics in the field. Disability and Equity at Work fills a needed gap that will appeal to those interested in and engaged in public policy, global health, equal rights, business, labor, and other fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199981212 20160613
Green Library

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