Digital exclusion: implications for human services practitioners

Watling, Sue and Crawford, Karin (2011) Digital exclusion: implications for human services practitioners. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 28 (4). pp. 205-216. ISSN 1522-8835

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15228835.2011.565242

Abstract

Issues around digital exclusion may be in their infancy but
they are developing fast. The Internet has the potential to offer equity of digital access for enabling individual independence and empowerment in an increasingly digital society. However, for many users of assistive technologies, this remains a problematic scenario. Citizens, who already experience disablement through social failure to recognize difference and diversity of need, may be doubly disabled by exclusive digital policy and practice. There is an urgent need to research the implications of this exclusion for human service educators and practitioners.

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Additional Information:Issues around digital exclusion may be in their infancy but they are developing fast. The Internet has the potential to offer equity of digital access for enabling individual independence and empowerment in an increasingly digital society. However, for many users of assistive technologies, this remains a problematic scenario. Citizens, who already experience disablement through social failure to recognize difference and diversity of need, may be doubly disabled by exclusive digital policy and practice. There is an urgent need to research the implications of this exclusion for human service educators and practitioners.
Keywords:accessibility, digital exclusion, disability, empowerment, social exclusion, bmjexample, bmjlink
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
L Social studies > L340 Disability in Society
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:4477
Deposited By: Karin Crawford
Deposited On:18 May 2011 03:58
Last Modified:04 Aug 2014 12:07

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