Date: Friday, July 15, 2022 12:00 PM- Friday, July 15, 2022 1:30 PM
Lead/Instructor: Emma Smith
Applying ethical principles to our work can be challenging, particularly in complex cases with a range of stakeholders and competing priorities. However, as practitioners, product developers, educators, researchers, and policy makers we are both informed by a Code of Ethics, and responsible for ensuring we act ethically in our work. This workshop will explore common ethical principles, introduce helpful tools for ethical decision making, and provide an opportunity to practice applying those tools to real life case scenarios. Workshop participants will leave with a set of decision-making tools to add to their repertoire, and an understanding of the necessity to explore challenging decisions from multiple perspectives.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the importance of ethical concepts in assistive technology practice; and
2) Select ethical decision-making tools to use when making challenging decisions; and
3) Apply ethical decision-making tools to assistive technology case examples