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Disability and Information Technology
A Comparative Study in Media Regulation


Part of Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series

  • Date Published: April 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521191616

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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.

    • Discusses the right of persons with disabilities to access information as a citizenship right
    • Adopts a comparative approach based on four case studies: Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States
    • Examines the extent to which the rights of persons with disabilities are protected in regulatory frameworks for the ICT sector
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521191616
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The regulation of ICTs for the pursuit of citizenship rights
    2. Case study: Canada
    3. Case study: the European Union
    4. Case study: the United Kingdom
    5. Case study: the United States of America
    6. Lessons to be learnt? Reflection on the case studies.

  • Author

    Eliza Varney, School of Law, Keele University
    Eliza Varney is a Lecturer in the School of Law at Keele University. She completed her LLB at the University of Hull (1999), her LLM in Romania (2001) and her Ph.D. at the University of Hull (2006). Her publications include articles in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Communications Law, the Utilities Law Review, Comparative Socio-Legal Research: Zeitschrift fur Rechtssoziologie, Script-ed, the Yearbook of Consumer Law and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology.

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