Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Study on how people with communication disabilities use Twitter

A new Australian study into the ways in which people with communication disabilities use the social media platform Twitter for information exchange has been announced.

The study, being run by the University of Newcastle, Australia, but also involving researchers from Deakin University and the Australian National University, has several research goals:
  • To discover how Twitter is currently used by people with communication disabilities and the nature and extent of any problems experienced in learning to use Twitter.
  • To test an online training module for people with severe physical and communication disabilities to access and use Twitter to exchange information.
  • To evaluate the use of Twitter by people with severe physical and communication disabilities.
If you want more information about the study, or wish to participate, you can email Dr. Bronwyn Hemsley at the University of Newcastle or phone on (02) 4921 7352.

More information at Media Access Australia

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