Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


19 February 2020

Gisela Reyes-Cruz - The work of demonstrating assistive technology by people with visual impairments.

Presented By DARG
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • WAV057, Wavy Top Building

About this event

In this session, I will present video data from an ethnographic study investigating technology use by people with visual impairments. I asked participants to demonstrate the activities they regularly perform with the tools and devices they commonly use, such as mobile phones and screen readers. I am interested in the interactional work of demonstrating and how demonstrations can make visible the competencies people with disabilities have developed to accomplish routine or mundane practices, such as the accommodation work that is involved in getting by in everyday life.