A social approach to accessible social networking using the CAT model

George, Jennifer, Cockton, Gilbert and Greenough, Thomas (2010) A social approach to accessible social networking using the CAT model. In: Computers Helping People with Special Needs [Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Vienna, Austria. 14-16 July 2010]. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6179 . Springer, London, pp. 216-223. ISBN 978-3642140969

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The social model of disability looks beyond medical and technical solution moving towards social approach. This paper applies the label and table attributes of the CAT models to understand the social setting of the child with the disability together with the care circle. It goes on to understand their social needs and identifies accessibility challenges in communication between members of the care circle. Evaluation is carried out in both a computer and Internet based environment and a traditional communication environment. Finally brief guidelines are drawn upon which an accessible social network based design solution could be built for the reduction of disability of children with motor impairment.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: social model, CAT Model, accessibility, social networking, social inclusion
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Gilbert Cockton
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7052

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