Assistive Technologies and Autonomy in a Cyborg World

Priyank Chandra, Jasmine Jones

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Abstract

This note discusses the use of cyborg theory to study assistive technology (AT) use by people with visual impairment (VI) in development contexts. We argue that the deep intimate interconnections that people form with their AT, while allowing them to become cyborgs, also become the means by which they can be regulated and controlled. This is a concern for ICTD, which strives to consider the instrumental outcomes of technology implementation as it is interwoven throughout people?s lives. Applying Lessig?s model of regulation to a cyborg body, we discuss the implications for protecting autonomy in AT use by people with visual impairment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331630
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2015
Event7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: May 15 2015May 18 2015

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume15

Other

Other7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period5/15/155/18/15

Keywords

  • Assistive Technology
  • Cyborg

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    Chandra, P., & Jones, J. (2015). Assistive Technologies and Autonomy in a Cyborg World. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2015 [31] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 15). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2737856.2737905