publication . Article . 2006

A model for the development of virtual communities for people with long-term, severe physical disabilities

Tilley, C. M.; Bruce, C. S.; Gillian Hallam; Hills, A. P.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Information Research: An International Electronic Journal (issn: 1368-1613, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Borås
Abstract
<br><b>Introduction.</b> This paper reports results of an investigation into the needs of persons with disabilities wanting to participate in the use of virtual communities. The aim was to investigate 'how virtual communities for persons with long-term, severe physical disabilities can best be facilitated'? <br><b>Method.</b> A Grounded Theory approach was adopted to inform the investigation. In- depth interviews were conducted with twelve persons with paraplegia, quadriplegia or other severe, long-term physical or mobility disabilities and six health care professionals, service providers, information personnel and policy advisers who were involved in their well...
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free text keywords: Virtual communities for people with long-term, severe physical disabilities, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z
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publication . Article . 2006

A model for the development of virtual communities for people with long-term, severe physical disabilities

Tilley, C. M.; Bruce, C. S.; Gillian Hallam; Hills, A. P.;