978-3-659-85652-5

Uncovering the Barriers to Digital Inclusion for the Visually Impaired

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Summary:

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionized the way humans communicate with each other. ICTs particularly offer enormous opportunities to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), as they provide them with ways of communicating that might be otherwise denied in traditional communication methods. But if ICTs are not designed for PWDs, then it can become a barrier. For PWDs in developing countries this barrier is twofold as it includes, apart from design, all the disadvantages inherent in the developing world, such as difficulty of gaining good internet access. Because PWDs constitute a complex and heterogeneous group, this book explores the nature of opportunities and barriers for Persons with Visual Disabilities (PWVDs) using ICTs in Uganda.

Author:

Abdul Busuulwa

Biographie:

Abdul Busuulwa defended his PhD at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences (BMS)/Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS) at the University of Twente. Mr Busuulwa is married and lives with his wife and three children – one daughter and two sons in Uganda.

Number of Pages:

192

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-01-04

ISBN:

978-3-659-85652-5

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

Digital Inclusion for the Visually Impaired, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Disabled People’s Organisation, text-to-speech software (screen reader), Person with Visual Disability

Product category:

SOCIAL SCIENCE / General