Diversity includes Disability: An exploration of disability, technology & society

UW staff, faculty, students, and other members of the UW community are invited to a series of screenings of the documentary FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement in May 2021 over Zoom. The documentary examines how technological advancements within society shapes our view of “normal” and changes the way we perceive disability. Both screenings will be followed by a short panel of UW students and graduates with disabilities who will discuss their reactions and thoughts about the documentary.

Thursday, May 20, 12PM

Monday, May 24, 2PM

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On Wednesday, May 26th, 4PM we will have an interactive roundtable discussion over Zoom focusing on some of the themes of the documentary and how the UW community can increase diversity and inclusiveness on campus and in research. How might technological advancements and restorative medical research impact the disability community? What are the social tensions that underlie these emerging technologies? Attendees are welcome to participate with comments and questions and by posting in the chat.

Wednesday, May 26th, 4PM

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Accessibility: CART Captioning will be provided for all three events.

If you have any questions or have other access needs, email kayladb@uw.edu

The Diversity Includes Disability project was made possible through funding from the UW Resilience and Compassion Initiatives Seed Grant. UW Resilience Lab awards seed grants to support resilience and compassion building initiatives that foster connection and community. 

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach Dan Poux (He/Him)