Our Dialogue on Disability looks at how technology is changing what is possible for people with disabilities. Known as "effective access technology," it can help people in many different ways.
We also discuss the documentary, Fixed: The Science Fiction of Human Enhancement, which asks whether technology can go too far in enhancing human abilities. It airs Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Our guests:
- Barry Culhane, executive assistant to RIT president William Destler, and long-time Al Sigl board member
- Dan Phillips, department head of biomedical engineering, RIT
- Elizabeth DeBartolo, director of multidisciplinary design and associate professor, RIT
- Dee Mascari, programs and services manager, National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter
This program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability Week – a partnership between WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported in part by The Golisano Foundation with additional support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.