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Envisioning democracy : the role and potential of information technologies for the visually impaired

Author: Lloyd G Waller
Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica : Ian Randle Publishers, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Envisioning Democracy, Lloyd Waller takes a closer look at how ICT can enhance political participation and thereby be used as a tool for the development of a more inclusive society. Using the experiences of the visually impaired in two Caribbean countries, Jamaica and Barbados, Waller presents the challenges faced by such persons in actively and effectively participatin the in political process and suggests  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Waller, Lloyd G.
Envisioning democracy.
Kingston, Jamaica : Ian Randle Publishers, 2017
(OCoLC)996416691
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lloyd G Waller
ISBN: 9789766379551 9766379556
OCLC Number: 1029547641
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 124 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
E-democracy: fostering inclusion and equity --
Enabling the disabled: challenges, mitigation strategies and outcomes --
Assistive technology: a history of technology and people with disabilities --
'Knowledge' and 'talk' but no 'inclusion' and no 'equity' --
Accessing the political spaces: challenges and solutions --
Conclusion: assistive democracy.
Responsibility: Lloyd G. Waller.

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"In Envisioning Democracy, Lloyd Waller takes a closer look at how ICT can enhance political participation and thereby be used as a tool for the development of a more inclusive society. Using the experiences of the visually impaired in two Caribbean countries, Jamaica and Barbados, Waller presents the challenges faced by such persons in actively and effectively participatin the in political process and suggests possible solutions to these challenges."

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