People with Disabilities and Digital Everyday Worlds
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This chapter examines the place of people with disabilities in the context of digital everyday worlds. It starts with an overview of the social construction of disability, and introduces the social model of disability as a way of approaching the challenges faced by people with disabilities, particularly online. It then argues why these issues need to be considered and addressed, particularly from a human rights perspective, before turning to look more specifically at the contested areas of access and visibility that the digital everyday world presents. Finally, the chapter addresses future challenges as what we might think of as online and offline worlds increasingly overlap and intersect.
KeywordsDisability Access Internet Social Media The social model of disability
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