Disability citizenship and independence through mobile technology? A study exploring adoption and use of a mobile technology platform

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Journal Article
Disability and Society, 2016, 31 (4), pp. 497 - 519
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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Abstract: This article explores the use of a mobile technology platform as experienced by people with disability, their significant other and service providers. An interpretive qualitative study design was adopted involving observations and interviews. The data were analysed using the combined lenses of the social approach to disability and the PHAATE model which represents the factors for consideration in service design for assistive technology. The findings suggest that the adoption of the technology by those in the study could be characterised by a typology of users. The implications of the typology are discussed together with the influencing factors that affected social participation and disability citizenship.
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