Paris, France July 9, 2016
Accessibility vs. Ethics in the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy’s focus on simplifying daily tasks has been a boon to those of us with accessibility needs. Too anxious to call a taxi firm? Get an Uber. Can’t stand up long enough to cook? Get a Deliveroo. But, how do we, as people with disabilities, align our use of these services with the undeniable fact that they rely on exploiting the labour of low paid, poorly treated workers? In this talk, I’ll tackle the question from the perspective of a low income, disabled woman, whose community relies on these services just as much as they exploit us.