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: ICCHP 2010: 12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs. Vienna, Austria 14-16 July 2010. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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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.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

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Social model, CAT Model, Accessibility, Social Networking, Social Inclusion

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28 June 2010Published

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Vienna, Austria

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14-16 July 2010

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14 Jul 2023 12:01

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14 Jul 2023 12:01



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