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The University of Melbourne presents

Disability as exception

Seminar


When:

18th October 2018
5:30-7:00pm

Where:

Old Geology Building
University of Melbourne

Speakers:

Associate Professor Haiqing Yu

Cost:

Free

With information and communication technologies having a growing impact on China’s socio-economic fabric, growing numbers of disabled people have sought employment and income opportunities by harnessing the power of China’s growing digital economy.

The Chinese Government and its governing body of disability affairs (the Chinese Disabled Persons’ Federation) have encouraged e-solutions to disability employment through the ‘Internet + Disability’ and ‘E-Commerce + Disability’ policies. They have worked with private internet companies, civil society organisations and transnational corporations to expand China’s disability employment and poverty alleviation agendas.

This talk critically examines China’s digital disability policies and implementation as well as disabled persons’ participation in the digital economy.

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