Internet use by people living with disability

The aim of this project is to provide a report that will form the basis for an ongoing programme of research on Internet use and the health and well-being of New Zealanders living with a disability or disabling health condition.

Results

The review identified potential for far reaching health and wellbeing benefits for disabled people by accessing the internet for knowledge about their condition and health, social interaction and support. This literature also identified barriers to internet use by disabled people that included socio-economic limitations, rurality, cultural and attitudinal issues, a lack of skills and confidence with new technology, and physical and cognitive impairments.
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