What is technology delves into the things we consider to be technology - and the things we don't. Owen Chapman, a Professor in Communications at Concordia University discusses how he understands technology, from simple objects to a chair or cardboard, and how this relates to his recent research on disability and mobility studies.
Also in this episode, we visit the Adaptive Design Association in New York that specializes in making custom cardboard adaptations for disabled children. Here, Michelle Macklem speaks with the founder Alex Truesdell about the possibilities of making Do-It-Yourself adaptations for disabled people or people with specific needs, like Owen Chapman's 6 year old daughter Ella-Louise. Owen recently began a research project called the Audio Toybox which uses sound-based toys to help with developmental delays through working on their communication skills.