Fostering Accessibility at the Workplace through Community-based Participatory Research
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)
This workshop sets out to provide a forum for discussing the potential of community-based participatory research (CBPR) to foster accessibility at the workplace. It aims at opening a space to engage people with and without disability in a discussion about how this approach can contribute to bring employees, employers, developers and researchers together for the elaboration of a sensitisation concept to make people aware of the relevance of developing and adopting highly accessible digital solutions for the workplace. In particular, it focuses on the potential of the approach to engage people with disability in research, development and, most importantly, in the job market. Ultimately, the workshop seeks to advance the discussion of how this type of research can contribute towards the inclusion of people with disability in society and to highlight the benefits of that. The workshop is based on the European CSCW tradition of using in-depth qualitative methodologies for workplace studies and practice-based computing. It addresses issues of cooperation and collaboration between research actors, in the pursuit of a deep understanding of work contexts and the design of socio-technical systems that respond to their emerging needs.