Functional diversity


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The ICDD 2018: 20th International Conference on Disability and Diversity aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Disability and Diversity. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Disability and Diversity.


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Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival promotes audiovisual works whose theme is the functional diversity, with the aim of raising awareness of the reality of people with disabilities from a different point of view. The centerpiece of the festival is an audiovisual contest where short films, fiction films, documentaries and audiovisual productions of entities can be found.


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SET-BC works in partnership with BC School Districts and Group I and II Independent Schools in building their capacity to use technology to support the diverse needs of their K-12 students.

SET-BC was established in 1989 to provide assistive technology services for students with physical disabilities. Our program has grown and evolved over the years to meet the changing needs of BC school districts.


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Technopolis - This cartoon, Las ruedas da la vida, "The wheels of life," nicely illustrates an interesting concept -- functional diversity -- that redefines the ideas, issues and theories often lumped together under the concept of "disability," "impairment" or of "people with disabilities." The picture shows a baby/boy/man moving through life with changing capacities of mobility and changing needs for wheeled devices to help him move.


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