Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation by Eliza VarneyDisability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation by Eliza Varney

Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation

byEliza Varney

Hardcover | March 11, 2013

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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.
Title:Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media RegulationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:March 11, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521191610

ISBN - 13:9780521191616

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Table of Contents

1. The regulation of ICTs for the pursuit of citizenship rights; 2. Case study: Canada; 3. Case study: the European Union; 4. Case study: the United Kingdom; 5. Case study: the United States of America; 6. Lessons to be learnt? Reflection on the case studies.