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By Christine Tilley

This paintings develops a theoretical framework for a digital neighborhood for individuals with long term, critical mobility disabilities. It proposes options for imposing a digital group version in response to consumer details wishes. The vital subject to emerge from their narratives is how using details and communications expertise (ICT) permits them to regain a feeling of keep an eye on. the belief is that the expertise offers suggestions for independence and allows self-empowerment.

  • Draws at the author's wide-ranging event of ICT and disability
  • Provides useful and reasonable ideas to real-world problems

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Therefore, he postulates that advocates of communities need to try to understand the nature of CMC, cyberspace and virtual communities in every important context – politically, economically, socially, cognitively – if the way communications technologies are transforming human communities is to be understood. While he is very positive about virtual communities, he does warn people to be aware of the downside of 28 Virtual communities’ research – the perspective connectivity. It could equally serve as a means to put virtual communities under surveillance and lead to communications technology multinationals dominating them.

Such a phenomenon of good life satisfaction is also widely reported in research literature, even by respirator-dependent people with high levels of paralysis. It is also reasonable to link the notions and definitions of community with disability and create a composite meaning from the two terms instead of using each in isolation. If individuals are to develop their capacity to live, learn, work and participate in all aspects of living in the community, sometimes they must be supported to achieve these skills.

However, finally, sociologists have come to focus on the strength and type of relationships among people as the most useful criteria for ‘community’ (Wellman, 1997, 1999: xiv–xv; Haythornthwaite and Wellman, 1998). The e-commerce entrepreneurs, on the other hand, have devalued the notion of ‘community’ in that they have settled for a much broader view of the term. For them, any chatline, bulletin board or communications software is conceived as an online community. The researchers and virtual community advocates argue that an online community is infinitely more than just a stream of messages.

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