A Sense of Control
  • Author : Christine Tilley
  • Release Date : 30 October 2008
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 13 : 9781780631448

Download or read book entitled A Sense of Control written by Christine Tilley and published by Elsevier online. This book was released on 30 October 2008 with total pages 308. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work develops a theoretical framework for a virtual community for people with long-term, severe mobility disabilities. It proposes strategies for implementing a virtual community model based on user information needs. The central theme to emerge from their narratives is how the use of information and communications technology (ICT) allows them to regain a sense of control. The conclusion is that the technology provides strategies for independence and facilitates self-empowerment. Draws on the author’s wide-ranging experience of ICT and disability Provides practical and realistic recommendations to real-world problems