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A sense of control : virtual communities for people with mobility impairments

Tilley, Christine M. (2009) A sense of control : virtual communities for people with mobility impairments. Chandos Information Professional Series. Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Limited, Oxford.

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Abstract

The purpose of this book is to show why we should be concerned about virtual communities for people with physical, or more particularly mobility, impairments. The well-being model through a virtual community introduced here goes towards advancing the work begun by others, by adding for example a socio-political component. The model presented here provides practical insights into how strategic community investment can support people with disabilities and their families. Virtual communities are about engagement, quality of life and support, not just about information. The role of information technology in building and raising community capacity and social capital in socially and economically disadvantaged communities is also examined. Practical insights are offered into community support for people with chronic illness.

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ID Code: 41055
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: virtual community, well-being, information and communications technologies, digital divide
ISBN: 9781843345220
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Care for Disabled (111703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2011 09:09
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2011 11:36

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