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Online vs offline inequality: Examining disableist infrastructure via open data

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Publication date16/11/2017
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventEuropean Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science -

Symposium

SymposiumEuropean Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science
Abbreviated titleEU CSS
Period15/11/1717/11/17
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Abstract

In this talk, I explain why I believe that computational social science and (online) open data can expose, reproduce, and transpose (offline) infrastructural inequalities related to disability. To make this point, I draw on the first phase of a multi-stage, mixed methods research project that centres around a “public washrooms” dataset released by the City of Vancouver. I discuss how, in this case, open data can: be used to expose gaps in infrastructural services for wheelchair users; reproduce disableism by providing misleading or inaccurate data, and; transpose disableism from (offline) infrastructural and resource deficits into (online) informational deficits, which then also influence (offline) engagement with urban environments.