Download A Sense of Control. Virtual Communities for People with by Christine Tilley PDF

By Christine Tilley

This paintings develops a theoretical framework for a digital neighborhood for individuals with long term, serious mobility disabilities. It proposes options for enforcing a digital group version in accordance with consumer details wishes. The vital subject to emerge from their narratives is how using info and communications know-how (ICT) permits them to regain a feeling of regulate. the realization is that the expertise offers options for independence and allows self-empowerment.

  • Draws at the author's wide-ranging adventure of ICT and disability
  • Provides useful and sensible suggestions to real-world problems

Show description

Read Online or Download A Sense of Control. Virtual Communities for People with Mobility Impairments PDF

Similar special education books

Separating, Losing and Excluding Children: Narratives of Difference (Master Classes in Education Series,)

There was an outpouring of kids from colleges over the past few years. the explanations for his or her exclusion from faculties contain: studying problems, behavioural difficulties or actual incapacity. different purposes that aren't depending on a 'deficit' version of the kids relate to Conservative-led projects related to university league tables, better responsibility, inspections, and so on.

Assessing Deaf Adults: Critical Issues in Testing and Evaluation

Traditionally, deaf and tough of listening to humans have proven a number of degrees of competence in a mess of professions, yet in addition they have skilled discrimination and oppression. In 5 severe sections, this quantity responds to the tidal wave of high-stakes checking out that has come to dominate academic coverage and qualification for varied occupations.

Teaching play to children with autism : a practical intervention using Identiplay

The Identiplay intervention is helping childrens at the autistic spectrum, and people with particular communique issues, learn how to play. by using play scripts the process promotes the improvement of social abilities, realizing, mind's eye and exploration. by way of studying those abilities the younger individual can take pleasure in reciprocal play with an grownup or peer.

Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World

Do you end up consistently asking your baby to "pick up the pace"? Does she or he appear to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether finishing homework, responding while spoken to, or getting dressed and prepared within the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have labored with millions of youngsters and teenagers who fight with a space of cognitive functioning known as "processing speed," and who're usually mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated.

Additional resources for A Sense of Control. Virtual Communities for People with Mobility Impairments

Sample text

Nonetheless, he observes that the word ‘community’ provides a useful metaphor, because it defines the need for community as a social goal. He points out that two very interesting findings emerge from virtual 25 A Sense of Control communities. The first is that there are distinctive new kinds of social groups, which are strongest when they complement their network communication with face-to-face meetings. : 6–7). Characteristics and functions of virtual communities Although unique, each virtual community or community network shares four common characteristics that differentiate them from other types of networks (Odasz, 1994, 1995b, 1995c).

It is necessary to note the ambiguity of the language about community and how the term is misleading. It is misleading because it implies that collectivities formed in web-based discourse are equivalent to local communities grounded in face-to-face relationships. The reality is that 14 Communication, information and well-being for people with disabilities the internet is most effective complementing, and not replacing, face-toface communication. Calhoun (2004) contributes more to this debate by comparing the general use of the term with its sociological use.

On the contrary, the community now 19 A Sense of Control actively supports the participation of people with disabilities. Businesses and community organisations are expected to make reasonable efforts to ensure that people with disabilities can use their goods and services. Governments, too, are expected to facilitate the participation and inclusion of people with disabilities and are rightly held to a higher level of accountability by the community in this regard. Credit for some of these attitudinal changes must go to Wolfensberger (1975, 1983) and his theory of social role valorisation that the community has embraced along with disability discrimination legislation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 24 votes