Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation - Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series (Hardback)Eliza Varney (author)
Hardback 306 Pages / Published: 11/03/2013
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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. It adopts a comparative approach focused on four case studies: Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. It 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. The analysis identifies 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, consultation documents and responses from organisations representing persons with disabilities.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
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