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Author Ellis, Katie
Title Disability and New Media
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
©2011
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (185 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture Ser
Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture Ser
Note Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: The Great Potential of Digital Technology -- Part I At the Crossroads -- 1 Universal Design in a Digital World -- 2 iAccessibility from iTunes 1.0 to iPad -- 3 Building Digital Stairways: Nice View, But What About My Wheelchair? -- Part II How Did We Get Here? -- 4 We Want You in Our Network: Universal Design v Retrofi tting the Web -- 5 (Physical) Disability is a Form of Social Oppression? -- 6 Does That Face-"Book" Come in Braille?: Social Networking Sites and Disability -- Part III Where to Next? -- 7 Avatars with Wheelchairs, but No Virtual Guide Dogs: Disability and Second Life -- 8 Challenges and Opportunities: The Road Ahead for Disability in a Digital World -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Disability and New Media examines how digital design is triggering disability when it could be a solution. Video and animation now play a prominent role in the World Wide Web and new types of protocols have been developed to accommodate this increasing complexity. However, as this has happened, the potential for individual users to control how the content is displayed has been diminished. Accessibility choices are often portrayed as merely technical decisions but they are highly political and betray a disturbing trend of ableist assumption that serve to exclude people with disability. It has been argued that the Internet will not be fully accessible until disability is considered a cultural identity in the same way that class, gender and sexuality are. Kent and Ellis build on this notion using more recent Web 2.0 phenomena, social networking sites, virtual worlds and file sharing. Many of the studies on disability and the web have focused on the early web, prior to the development of social networking applications such as Facebook, YouTube and Second Life. This book discusses an array of such applications that have grown within and alongside Web 2.0, and analyzes how they both prevent and embrace the inclusion of people with disability
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ellis, Katie Disability and New Media London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9780415871358
Subject Assistive computer technology
Electronic books
Alt Author Kent, Mike
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