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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
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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.