Use of social media in uncovering information services for people with disabilities in China

Wenke Wang, Yen Chun Jim Wu*, Chih Hung Yuan, Hongxia Xiong, Wan Ju Liu

*此作品的通信作者

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

12 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

The tangible and intangible needs of people with disabilities have been neglected in research agendas over the past decades, particularly in China. Bringing more benefits to people with disabilities and combining information delivery with Internet technology to improve their quality of life is impossible if their special needs are ignored. This study employed the crowdsourcing through social media method to investigate information needs of people who are disabled. The results indicate that using the popular social media platforms WeChat and QQ can be an effective means of reaching out to this group. Information needs can be mainly divided into internal and external needs. Leisure, tourism, and entertainment as well as assistive devices are major internal information needs, whereas work, entrepreneurship, and living services are the main external information needs.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)65-83
頁數19
期刊International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
18
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育

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