The project “We Count” addresses barriers to participation and employment for persons with disabilities in the rapidly growing data economy. The community tackles bias and exclusion of persons with disabilities in data systems. It ensures that these systems recognize, understand and serve people with disabilities by creating innovative machine learning strategies and addressing data gaps. The project will increase:
- establish skills,
- develop inclusive data tools
As coordinator of the project, I help create a forum whereby the Canadian disability community can help shape the rapidly evolving data economy in more inclusive directions.