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HealthIMPACT Live: Optimizing Digital Health for the Disabled and Neurodiverse

By February 3, 2022Events

Thu Feb 10, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EST

Mistakes abound in digital innovation that could have been avoided with the inclusion of more diversity, with respect to gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and disability. 

The digital divide continues to result in inequitable device and internet access — especially for people with disabilities. There is a strong moral imperative to inclusive innovation—we, as a society, are better off when everyone can take part in it and our societal developments must take place in a way that reflects that belief. 

People with disabilities have been historically removed from the site of conversations. This has led to a technological frontier that has been largely absent of the voices, insights, and experiences of people with disabilities. 

However, in addition to the humanitarian necessity behind inclusive innovation, serving the needs of the disabled also makes sound financial sense. People with disabilities often have complex medical and healthcare access needs for which telehealth is particularly well-suited, especially in the management of chronic diseases.


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