Meryl Alper

When:
February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
2017-02-28T18:00:00-05:00
2017-02-28T18:15:00-05:00
Where:
The MIT Press Bookstore
301 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Meryl Alper, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and author of Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality (MIT Press), in conversation with Jennifer S. Light, Department Head and Professor of Science, Technology and Society at MIT, at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 28 at the Bookstore.

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Mobile technologies are often hailed as a way to “give voice to the voiceless.” Behind the praise, though, are beliefs about technology as a gateway to opportunity and voice as a metaphor for agency and self-representation. In Giving Voice, Meryl Alper explores these assumptions by looking closely at one such case—the use of the Apple iPad and mobile app Proloquo2Go, which converts icons and text into synthetic speech, by children with disabilities (including autism and cerebral palsy) and their families.

Eventbrite - Meryl Alper, Author Talk

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