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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 ideas for enforcing a digital group version in keeping with consumer details wishes. The vital subject to emerge from their narratives is how using details and communications expertise (ICT) permits them to regain a feeling of keep watch over. the belief is that the expertise offers concepts for independence and allows self-empowerment.

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

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Developing a model of a virtual community for people with mobility impairments, as undertaken in this investigation, also has the potential to extend the work done so far in the area of virtual communities. Notes 1. In her report on the evaluation of community networks, Gygi (1995) describes two main types of evaluation: the comparative analysis of computer network systems in which individual systems (or generic computer network models) are compared; and the individual project assessment in which an individual community network system is evaluated according to the goals or criteria that the organisation or community itself has designated as important.

It is the Telecommunications Acts (1991, 19971) that regulate the telecommunications industry in Australia – that is, the carriers and carriage service providers. The Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act (1999) aims to promote the interests of consumers and achieve open, equitable and pro-competitive service access across the country. In Australia, accessibility for people with disabilities was not recognised in legislation until the 1992 DDA with its limited implications for telecommunications.

The World Programme of Action specifically requested the United Nations to develop systems for the regular collection and dissemination of information on disability. A questionnaire on human functioning and disability statistics was subsequently developed based on recommendations and decisions by expert group meetings and the UN Statistical Commission (United Nations, 2003). 1 Census questions on disability were asked in innumerable countries2 between 1995 and 2004 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2000).

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