Fostering Accessible Technology through Regulation

Fostering Accessible Technology through Regulation


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138216532
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Delia Ferri is a Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University Department of Law and qualified attorney at law (Avvocato), enrolled at Verona Bar since 2008. Before joining Maynooth University, Delia worked at Centre for Disability Law and Policy of the National University of Ireland Galway and lectured at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. In addition, between 2006 and 2014 she worked as of counsel for a law firm in Verona and carried out substantial activity as independent legal consultant for different NGOs, research centres and international law firms. Her research focuses on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the European Union.

G. Anthony Giannoumis is an assistant professor of universal design at the Department of Computer Science at Oslo and Akershus University College. His research focuses on technology law and policy. He is currently researching the implementation of policies aimed at ensuring equal access to technology. His research interests also include universal design, international governance, social regulation, and standardization, and he has conducted research on assistive technology, and intellectual property.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Fostering accessible technology and sculpting an inclusive market through regulation
Delia Ferri, G. Anthony Giannoumis and Charles Edward O’Sullivan

Part I

1. Disability, right to culture and copyright: which regulatory option?
Caterina Sganga

2. Robotic prostheses as products enhancing the rights of people with disabilities. Reconsidering the structure of liability rules
Andrea Bertolini

3. Does accessible technology need an ‘entrepreneurial state’? The creation of an EU market of universally designed and assistive technology through state aid
Delia Ferri

Part II

4. Public procurement as a means to achieving social gains – progress and challenges in European legislation and standards for accessible information and communication technology
Dónal Rice

5. Transnational convergence of public procurement policy: a ‘bottom-up’ analysis of policy networks and the international harmonisation of accessibility standards for information and communication technology
G. Anthony Giannoumis

6. Enforcing eAccessibility: is the current legal framework adequate?
Robert Huffaker

Part III

7. A legal perspective on body implants for therapy and enhancement
Erica Palmerini

8. Assistive technology as support for the exercise of legal capacity
Piers Gooding, Anna Arstein-Kerslake and Eilionoir Flynn

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