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Episode 89 Resources: Autonomous Systems and People with Disabilities


Featured Organization

  • Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI)
    The Institute looks at how automation and technology are changing the way we live, including how robots, self-driving vehicles, and other “smart” technology can improve the lives of people with disabilities.
    Source: Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • ASPI Research Series
    The ASPI Research Series publishes policy brief and working papers related to the design, policy, and societal aspects of autonomous systems. For questions about this series, contact us at
  • Policy Brief: Unmanned Aerial Systems and Disaster Response: A State-by-State Assessment
    Examines how state-level emergency responders across the U.S. use unmanned aerial systems in their disaster-response plans.
  • Webinar: Autonomous Systems: From Driverless Cars to COVID-19 Response
  • Symposium on Autonomous Systems Policy, Law, and Governance
    View the Opening Remarks and Keynote Address; Event held on May 6, 2019.
    Video: [1:31:37, captioned]

Autonomous Vehicles Research and Resources

Other Uses of “Smart” or Autonomous Technology

  • Smart Hearing Aids Go Beyond Help with Audio
    Source: AARP
  • Hearing Aids Are Getting Smarter. Think AI, Health Tracking
    Source: CNET
  • Tech Enabled
    Online news about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.
    Source: CNET
  • Cool Blind Tech
    Assistive technology news, reviews and interviews from top blind and low vision experts who discuss emerging trends and products.
  • Book: Design Justice – Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need
    Written by Sasha Costanza-Chock
    Source: MIT Press
  • NeuroAbilities
    Project that explores the current state of assistive solutions based on advanced Neurotechnologies, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabling persons with disabilities and older persons to better interact with their environment.
    Source: Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict)
  • The Rise of Autonomous Systems
    Dr. Hans Mumm, an Autonomous Systems Expert, a Futurist and Principal Investigator of Victory Systems discusses the rise of autonomous systems in this article, video and podcast.
    Source: Risk Group

Webinars about Autonomous Technology and Accessibility