Ferri, Delia. (2015). Does accessible technology need an ‘entrepreneurial state’? The creation of an EU market of universally designed and assistive technology through state aid. International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, 2015 Vol. 29, Nos. 2–3, 137–161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13600869.2015.1055660
Format: Peer-reviewed article
Type: Research — Non-experimental
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
Annotation: This paper summarizes “The Strategy” for disability advocacy (European Disability Strategy 2010-2020) which focuses on removing barriers to employment as well as delivering advanced assistive technologies. The strategy for fostering R&D is demand-side solutions increasing market need by imposing accessibility requirements. The author compares pre-Brexit British efforts to foster AT research and development with other European programs. The author discusses bias against market intervention, outcomes of “the entrepreneurial state”, and suggestions about prudent use of state support.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Government, Community, University.
Knowledge user(s) to whom the piece of literature may be relevant: Policy Makers, Researchers, Advocates.
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Organization
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Think of market as potential customers, not persons in need of assistance.
Case study findings
Occurrence of finding within the model: Step 1.5, 7.13