Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/55420
Share/Export:
logo share SHARE logo core CORE BASE
Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL | DATACITE
Title

Rethinking disability in Amartya Sen’s approach: ICT and equality of opportunity

AuthorsToboso-Martín, Mario CSIC ORCID
KeywordsAccessibility
Amartya Sen
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Design for all
Disability
Functional diversity
ICT
Medical model
Social model
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer
CitationEthics and Information Technology, Volume 13, Number 2, 107-118.
Abstract[EN] This article presents an analysis of the concept of disability in Amartya Sen’s capabilities and functionings approach in the context of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Following a critical review of the concept of disability—from its traditional interpretation as an essentially medical concept to its later interpretation as a socially constructed category—we will introduce the concept of functional diversity. The importance of human diversity in the capabilities and functionings approach calls for incorporating this concept into the analysis of well-being and quality of life in persons with disability—aspects in which ICT currently plays a major role. When one contemplates these technologies, it becomes clear that factors such as accessibility, design for all, and user participation in development and implementation processes are key strategies in promoting equal rights and equal opportunity for persons with disability in the different environments of the information society.
DescriptionFrom the issue entitled "Thematic issue on ICT and the Capability Approach". The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.
Publisher version (URL)http://www.springerlink.com/content/n2523824l3544012/
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/55420
DOI10.1007/s10676-010-9254-2
Appears in Collections:(CCHS-IFS) Artículos




Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
MarioToboso_Manuscript_Ethics-Inf-Tech_13-2_revised.pdf109,15 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record
Review this work

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

47
checked on Aug 15, 2022

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

31
checked on Jul 12, 2022

Page view(s)

448
checked on Aug 16, 2022

Download(s)

857
checked on Aug 16, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric

Dimensions


WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.