Qualitative research investigated the attitudes to, and experiences of, 20 visually impaired people in rural and urban areas of Australia to accessing information via the Internet. The views of professionals working in this area were also ascertained. The present role of the Internet in assisting visually impaired people was gauged, as were reasons for them not using it. Also studied was the role in this area for support organisations for visually impaired people. While many of the findings of the research apply to a wide spectrum of visually impaired people, specific issues for people living in rural areas are included in the article.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|