Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation (Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series)

Eliza Varney

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2015-03-05
  • 售價: $1,250
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,188
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 314
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 1107502896
  • ISBN-13: 9781107502895

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Disability and Information Technology examines the extent to which regulatory frameworks for information and communication technologies (ICTs) safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities as citizenship rights. The book adopts a comparative approach focused on four case studies: Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The discussion focuses on the tension between social and economic values in the regulation of ICTs and calls for a regulatory approach based on a framework of principles that reflects citizenship values such as equality and dignity. The analysis identifies common challenges encountered in the jurisdictions examined and points toward the rights-based approach advanced by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a benchmark in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities to have equal access to information. The research draws on a wealth of resources, including legislation, cases, interviews conducted at organisations representing persons with disabilities, consultation documents and responses from organisations representing persons with disabilities.