Lissner delivers Provost's Lecture
L. Scott Lissner, The Ohio State University’s ADA Coordinator, delivered Stoney Brook University’s Provost’s Lecture on October 19, 2016. His talk, Disability as a Catalyst for Innovation, co-sponsored by Stoney Brook’s Department of Technology and Society, built on the Neil Marcus quote, “Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'... Disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live.” As the quote suggests, the presence of disability in research labs and the workplace has been a catalyst for innovation. These creative expressions of disability are as commonplace as the telephone, voice menus, telecommuting and document scanning and as cutting edge as the latest in smart environments and biomedical engineering. Lissner examined creative expressions of disability (accommodations) that have led to innovations as commonplace as the telephone, voice menus, and document scanning or as cutting edge as driverless cars, smart homes, and virtual work environments.