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Tanya Goette

In this paper, results are presented from a field study of individuals with disabilities who used voice recognition technology (VRT). Twenty‐three individuals who were…

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In this paper, results are presented from a field study of individuals with disabilities who used voice recognition technology (VRT). Twenty‐three individuals who were successful in the use of VRT and 17 who were unsuccessful were interviewed by the researcher. Qualitative results indicated that task‐technology fit, training, the environment, and the disability limitations were the differentiating items. The ability to use the VRT for a trial period may be the major factor resulting in successful adoption of the technology.

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Information Technology & People, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0959-3845

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Caroline Grimaldi and Tanya Goette

This study examines the role of the Internet and its usage on the level of perceived independence among people with physical disabilities. A questionnaire was posted on…

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This study examines the role of the Internet and its usage on the level of perceived independence among people with physical disabilities. A questionnaire was posted on the Internet as well as distributed to two associations. It was answered by 24 people with physical disabilities who use the Internet, and 22 people with physical disabilities who do not use the Internet. The results of the two groups were compared. It was found that an increase in the number of Internet services used positively influences the perceived level of independence among individuals with physical disabilities. This was particularly true for independence related to the fields of employment and learning. The various Internet services used do not impact the same components of independence to the same degree. The usage of the World Wide Web and Telnet particularly benefits independence.

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Internet Research, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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