Journal of Enabling Technologies
The Journal of Enabling Technologies (JET) provides an international, and multi-disciplinary evidence-base in health, social care, and education on how technologies can be enabling for children, young people and adults in their lives. Previously published as Journal of Assistive Technologies.
The journal reports on innovations around how technologies are used and evaluated in practice, and the impact that they have on the people using them, drawing out practical implications for users and how/why technology may have a positive impact. This includes messages for users, practitioners, researchers, stakeholders and caregivers (in the broadest sense).
JET aims to raise awareness of available and developing technologies and their uses in health, social care and education for a wide and varied readership. The areas in which technologies can be enabling for the scope of JET include, but are not limited to:
• Communication and interaction
• Independence and autonomy
• Identity and culture
• Care and support
• Quality of life
• Access to services
Digital technologies are increasingly being applied to assist and enable individuals in many different ways, and the range of papers submitted to the journal strongly represents this shift to the digital. Innovation in the development and application of enabling technologies is at the heart of this agenda and the journal strongly encourages papers that report and demonstrate the use, evaluation and discussion of (new) technologies in new contexts or for new purposes. The contexts of use could include schools, workplaces, homes, public spaces, clinics, hospitals, and transport. The users of these technologies could be people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, difficulties or differences, older people, or children and young people.
Cutting across the contexts and nature of use of enabling technologies are major themes of ethics, participation, surveillance, and decision-making; in other words, responsible innovation within this field. Therefore, the journal encourages submissions from authors who wish to tackle these cross-cutting themes within the contexts noted above, which raise important questions that inform this research agenda.
JET publishes peer-reviewed papers, shorter accounts of projects or work in progress, and reviews of relevant websites and books. Peer-reviewed papers can be empirical reports or review articles, and use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodological approaches. Articles that consider user-centred design or perspectives will be particularly welcome. We also welcome proposals for special issue themes on timely and important topics.
University of the West of England
- Nigel Newbutt
King's College London
University of York
- Chris Abbott
University of Stirling
- Grant Gibson
- Jo Sharrocks
- Eleanor Wright
Editorial Advisory Board
Chailey Heritage Clinical Services
The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London
Leeds Beckett University
National Star College
University of Birmingham
Finnish Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), The London School of Economics
California State University
Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside
University of Cyprus
University of Linz
University of Ulster
The University of Southampton
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Michigan State University
University College London
University of Worcester
Kings College London
- Donna Cowan
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