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Commentary | Open Access

Managing Accessibility Conflicts: Importance of an Intersectional Approach and the Involvement of Experiential Experts

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Abstract:  In this commentary, I reflect on how digital communication technology and products are both an opportunity and a threat to the inclusion of disabled people. Drawing on my personal and professional experiences with research and user‐led empowerment projects, I argue that a life course intersectional approach, together with early involvement of disabled people in technology and product development, may prevent accessibility conflicts and further participation and inclusion.

Keywords:  accessibility conflicts; age; de‐ableism; disability; life course intersectional approach

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v11i3.7150


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