Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Source ID: shanti-sources-29491
Collection: Embodied Digital Humanities
Abstract: Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications -- such as the Interact, new varieties of voice and text telephones, and digital broadcasting -- have created a need for a more innovative understanding of new media and disability issues. This engaging analysis offers a global perspective on how people with disabilities are represented as users, consumers, viewers, or listeners of new media, by policymakers, corporations, programmers, and the disabled themselves.