After Access: An inquiry into ICT use factors for Indian women

Anindita Paul, Kim M. Thompson, Jannica Heinstrom

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Abstract

Nations have made great strides in providing physical access to digital technologies and educational opportunities, yet barriers still exist that prevent those who have strong physical and intellectual access to information and communication technology from taking full advantage of the information and opportunities the technology offers. Women in particular are affected by social barriers in many countries, which may be quite subtle, and are easily excluded from taking an active role in the information society. This study explores how Indian women are incorporating information and communication technology into their daily lives and what aids or barriers do they face in the process. This study contributes to an understanding of the characteristics of Indian women who are ICT users, factors that lead to Indian women's current use of ICT, reasons why Indian women choose to use ICT and barriers to this usage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationInformation Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community
EditorsAndrew Grove
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAmerican Society for Information Science and Technology
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Volume52
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780877155478
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology: 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting - Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch, St. Louis, United States
Duration: 06 Nov 201510 Nov 2015
https://www.asist.org/events/annual-meeting-2015/ (Conference website)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
PublisherWiley
Number1
Volume52
ISSN (Print)2373-9231
ISSN (Electronic)0044-7870

Conference

Conference2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Abbreviated titleInformation Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period06/11/1510/11/15
OtherThe Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is dedicated to the study of information, people and technology in contemporary society. Leading scholars and practitioners from throughout the world will join us in St. Louis this fall to share innovations, ideas, research and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance and society. The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. We have an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas and creating new technological and conceptual configurations – all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. The theme of the 2015 gathering offers an opportunity for information science researchers – including academics and practitioners – to discuss the impact of their research on industry, on government, on local/national/global community groups, on individuals, on information systems, on cultural institutions and on other practice contexts.
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