Tweet reach : a research protocol for using Twitter to increase information exchange in people with communication disabilities

Hemsley, Bronwyn, Palmer, Stuart and Balandin, Susan 2014, Tweet reach : a research protocol for using Twitter to increase information exchange in people with communication disabilities, Developmental neurorehabilitation, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 84-89.

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Title Tweet reach : a research protocol for using Twitter to increase information exchange in people with communication disabilities
Author(s) Hemsley, Bronwyn
Palmer, Stuart
Balandin, Susan
Journal name Developmental neurorehabilitation
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 84
End page 89
Total pages 6
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1751-8423
1751-8431
Keyword(s) access
communication disabilities
developmental disabilities
information exchange
social media
Twitter
Summary Objective: To (a) outline the background to research evaluating Twitter use by people with severe physical and communication disabilities participating actively in online communication forums for increasing information exchange and (b) illustrate a range of potential methods that might be applied in furthering research on the use of social media by people with developmental and acquired communication disabilities. Methods: The literature on communication disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication, and social media research informed the rationale for and design of three studies investigating the use of Twitter by people with communication disabilities. Results: To date, there is little information in the literature about how people with a range of communication disabilities might use Twitter to increase their access to information and help them to feel knowledgeable and in control of their own lives. In this paper, three studies are proposed to investigate the use of Twitter by people with communication disabilities.
Language eng
Field of Research 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Informa Healthcare
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