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ThinkMind // SMART ACCESSIBILITY 2018, The Third International Conference on Universal Accessibility in the Internet of Things and Smart Environments // View article smart_accessibility_2018_3_20_80029


The Role of the Internet and Technology in the Wellbeing of People with Physical Disabilities

Authors:
Alexandra Young
Tom Dening
Chris Greenhalgh

Keywords: Physical Disability; Internet; Well-being; Information Communication Technologies; ICT; Information Technology; IT

Abstract:
Online activity can play an important role in the lifestyle and well-being of people living with physical disabilities. This mixed methods study involving 45 participants from around Nottinghamshire serves to illustrate the multiple roles Information Technology (IT) and the Internet can play in supporting the mental and physical well-being of people with lifetime disabilities. 44 of the 45 participants were active users of IT, to a greater or lesser extent, with uses ranging from vital communication devices, to hobbies and small business use.

Pages: 42 to 44

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2018

Publication date: March 25, 2018

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2519-8378

ISBN: 978-1-61208-622-4

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018

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