Media representation of and for the disabled has been recharged in recent years with the expansion of new media worldwide. Interactive digital communications-such as the Internet, new varieties of voice and text telephones, and digital broadcasting-have created a need for a more innovative understanding of new media and disability issues. This engaging analysis offers a global perspective on how people with disabilities are represented as users, consumers, viewers, or listeners of new media, by policymakers, corporations, programmers, and the disabled themselves.
Gerard Goggin is a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. Christopher Newell is senior lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Technologies of Disability Chapter 3 Encountering Technology, Media and Culture Chapter 4 Disability in its Social Context Part 5 Networks of Disability Chapter 6 Holding the Line: Telecommunications and Disability Chapter 7 Disability on the Digital Margins: Convergence and the Construction of Disability Part 8 New Mediations of Disability Chapter 9 Getting the Picture on Disability: Digital Broadcasting Futures Chapter 10 Blindspots on the Internet Chapter 11 Cultures of Digital Disability Part 12 Politics of Disabling Digitization Chapter 13 Rewiring Disability