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A Sense of Control: Virtual Communities for People with Mobility Impairments

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Summary This work develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. The central theme to emerge from their narratives is how the use of information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control. The conclusion is that the technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment. Key Features Draws on the authors wide-ranging experience of ICT and disability Provides practical and realistic recommendations to real-world problems The Author Dr. Christine Tilley is an Associate of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Furthermore, she has served as an advisor and board member on many library, information technology and disability committees. Her research work included (ICT) and disability, information literacy and information use. Readership This work is aimed at librarians, knowledge managers, researchers and students, as well as the IT community and telecommunications industry. Contents Communication, information and well-being for people with disabilities Virtual communities' research - the perspective Telecommunications regulatory frameworks and information policy Information needs research for people with disabilities Deconstructing the narratives of people with physical disabilities Findings from the narratives of the allied health/information/policy professionals Conclusions Future directions for virtual communities for people with physical disabilities

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This book develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. There is a focus on how using information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control, and how technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment.

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Christine Tilley is Associate of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

Table of Contents

Communication, information and well-being for people with disabilities
Virtual communities research - the perspective
Governments policies, legislative and telecommunications regulatory frameworks and information policy
Information needs research for people with disabilities
Deconstructing the narratives of people with physical disabilities - towards a well-being model for a successful virtual community
Findings from the narratives of the allied health/information/policy professionals - confirming the relevance of the emerging well-being model
Model construction
Future directions for virtual communities for people with physical disabilities
Appendices
References, legislation and websites
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843345213
Author:
Tilley, Christine M.
Publisher:
Chandos Publishing
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Special Education - Physically Handicapped
Subject:
Reference-Bibliography and Library Science
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Chandos Information Professional Series
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.26 x 0.68 in

Related Subjects

Education » Learning Disabilities
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Disability
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science » Archives and Special Libraries

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This book develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. There is a focus on how using information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control, and how technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment.
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