- Researcher: Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley
- Funding: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award ARC $390,000
- Year: 2014 to 2017
With as many as 7 per cent of Australians having a physical and/or communication disability and being disenfranchised from information, Twitter offers a valuable form of social media allowing short segments of text communication that bypasses impaired speech.
This program of research will evaluate the impact of training designed to increase use of Twitter for information exchange in people who have little or no speech and need information for better inclusion, empowerment, and to make evidence-informed decisions.
Outcomes will inform policies and practices in training vulnerable populations to use social media for increased information exchange and will promote inclusion of all people with disabilities in social media campaigns.
For more information visit Bronwyn's Twitter profile: @bronwynhemsley
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