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Australian Perspectives of the Use of the Internet by People Who Are Visually Impaired and Professionals Who Work with Them

Williamson, Kirsty, Albrecht, Ann, Schauder, Don, Bow, Amanda,

Academic Literature

2001

This qualitative study investigated the attitudes and experiences of 31 visually impaired people and professionals who worked in the field toward accessing information via the Internet. The study also examined the role of support organizations for visually impaired people in this area. A wealth of information is now easily available on the Internet. However, there is a certain exclusivity of access to the Internet, since lack of money and education are significant barriers to access for many people. In addition, for certain sectors of the population, including people who are visually impaired (that is, are blind or have low vision), participation in the so-called information age is even more fraught with difficulties.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Transport and communication

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