Chances and risks of the Internet of the future from the perspective of people with disabilities. A brief report of the first results of an online study

Chances and risks of the Internet of the future from the perspective of people with disabilities.... Christian Schmitz Aktion Mensch, Bonn, Germany Chances and risks of the Internet of the future from the perspective of people with disabilities. A brief report of the first results of an online study In Germany there are 8–10 million people with rights and solidarity, striving for equal opportunities disabilities. Their equality is required by law since the 1 in society and campaigning for every person’s right May 2002 and, since the ordinance of accessible to self-determination and to be an accepted information technology (July 2002), all federal member of society. These goals are pursued with authorities need to ensure their websites are two essential points of emphasis: first, the accessible. In spite of these legal regulations and the promotion of projects and initiatives for disabled ensuing possibilities, there has been no study in the rights, disability aid and self-help, as well as child German-speaking area looking at the ways in which and youth welfare projects. Second, through people with disabilities are using the web, which comprehensive clarification measures, which are Internet and Web 2.0 technologies are being used and, intended to create an open and positive social last but not least, where they encounter difficulties. climate by providing the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Assistive Technologies Emerald Publishing

Chances and risks of the Internet of the future from the perspective of people with disabilities. A brief report of the first results of an online study

Journal of Assistive Technologies, Volume 2 (4): 1 – Dec 1, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
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1754-9450
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10.1108/17549450200800038
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Christian Schmitz Aktion Mensch, Bonn, Germany Chances and risks of the Internet of the future from the perspective of people with disabilities. A brief report of the first results of an online study In Germany there are 8–10 million people with rights and solidarity, striving for equal opportunities disabilities. Their equality is required by law since the 1 in society and campaigning for every person’s right May 2002 and, since the ordinance of accessible to self-determination and to be an accepted information technology (July 2002), all federal member of society. These goals are pursued with authorities need to ensure their websites are two essential points of emphasis: first, the accessible. In spite of these legal regulations and the promotion of projects and initiatives for disabled ensuing possibilities, there has been no study in the rights, disability aid and self-help, as well as child German-speaking area looking at the ways in which and youth welfare projects. Second, through people with disabilities are using the web, which comprehensive clarification measures, which are Internet and Web 2.0 technologies are being used and, intended to create an open and positive social last but not least, where they encounter difficulties. climate by providing the

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Published: Dec 1, 2008

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