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Disabled E-Nation: Telecommunications, Disability and National Policy


Goggin, G and Newell, CJ, Disabled E-Nation: Telecommunications, Disability and National Policy, Prometheus, 22, (4) pp. 411-422. ISSN 0810-9028 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/08109020412331311669


This article considers questions of technological change, innovation, and communication from a disability perspective. Using a critical social perspective on disability, we offer an Australian case study to analyse disability in national telecommunications policy. In doing so, we critique the systemic lack of incorporation of disability in national visions, policies, and programmes. Accordingly, we argue for a cohesive, and genuine commitment to incorporating disability considerations in all areas of information and communication technology policy and scholarship.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ability and disability
UTAS Author:Newell, CJ (Associate Professor Christopher Newell)
ID Code:31882
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Medical Education Unit
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2010-06-18

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