Autism, disability design for digital health to be discussed

February 20, 2014 | Events, UToday, — Languages, Literature and Social Sciences
By Staff



The Disability Studies Program will present two lectures next week.

Both free, public talks will be held in University Hall Room 4180.

Jennifer Sarrett of Emory University will present “Gradations of Humanness: Cultural Responses to Autism in Atlanta, Ga., USA, and Kerala, India” Monday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m.

Sarrett is neuroethics scholar in the Emory Center of Ethics. She also serves as program coordinator for Emory’s Disability Studies Initiative.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Olivia Banner of Rice University will present “Beyond Universal Design: Critical Disability Design for Digital Health Futures” at 2 p.m.

Banner is Centennial Scientia Fellow with Rice’s Medical Futures Lab as well as a lecturer in English.

For further information, contact the Disability Studies Program at 419.530.7244.