"Freedom Machines" follows disabled people as they use such technologies as voice-input software and wheelchairs that climb stairs. These devices can help level the field for the disabled, but they're too expensive for many. This hour points up this inequality as it follows disabled achievers with the resources to have "freedom machines." For those who don't, says narrator Peter Dinklage, it's a civil-rights issue: "Today, equality depends more and more on access to technology."
class [social], disability, discrimination, innovation, public-policy, technology