The paper titled “The Future Challenge of the ADA: Shaping Humanity’s Transformation”, authored by Jutta Treviranus, has been published and included in the Volume 4, Issue 1 (March 2016) Inclusion journal. The paper outlines the many growing challenges of the ADA as technology, economics, and demographics radically shift.
Through a meta-review of global trends and the contextualization of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the author proposes that a change of strategy and focus is required to achieve the ADA’s aspirations. The argument is made that the disability community and inclusion effort must participate in a leadership role in shaping the current transformation of society, including three broad systemic factors: (a) design and development, (b) research and evidence, and (c) education and learning, to avert widening disparity and address risks that affect all members of the global society.
The paper can be found in the March 2016 Inclusion journal (Vol. 4, Issue 1), and at the following link: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/369/1/Treviranus_Jutta_2015_IDRC_Inclusion.pdf