Communication, information and well-being for Australians with physical disabilities

Bruce, Christine, Hills, Andrew, Meyers, Neville, and Tilley, Christine (2002) Communication, information and well-being for Australians with physical disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation, 24 (9). pp. 503-510.

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper is a literature review, the purpose of which was to examine the legislative framework and the Australian Government Information Policy and how this has impacted on virtual communication and the well-being of Australians with disabilities.

Method: This has been a systematic review of current Australian literature that considers especially how communication and information can contribute positively towards connecting people with disabilities with other people during and post-rehabilitation.

Results: The results of this systematic literature review has been encouraging in that Australians with disabilities are being taken account of in the planning processes and evaluation of communications technologies.

Conclusion: The paper also deals with how these interactive telecommunications may play an important role by assisting persons with disabilities in dealing with the loss of a sense of control over one's destiny, which is often prevalent during the acute phase of injury in persons with disabilities.

Item ID: 55517
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISSN: 1464-5165
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 00:55
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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