Can technology really give a voice to the voiceless?
CBC Radio - 03/12/2017
Assistive technologies are hailed as a way to “give voice to the voiceless.” But what exactly do we mean by giving voice?
Meryl Alper is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and the author of Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality.
The book explores how that concept of ‘giving voice’ can be problematic in some ways, because it doesn’t capture the nuances and complications of assistive technology use.