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New Media

Author : Anna Everett
ISBN : 9781135372590
Genre : Performing Arts
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Restricted Access

Author : Elizabeth Ellcessor
ISBN : 9781479813803
Genre : Computers
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While digital media can offer many opportunities for civic and cultural participation, this technology is not equally easy for everyone to use. Hardware, software, and cultural expectations combine to make some technologies an easier fit for some bodies than for others. A YouTube video without closed captions or a social network site that is incompatible with a screen reader can restrict the access of users who are hard of hearing or visually impaired. Often, people with disabilities require accommodation, assistive technologies, or other forms of aid to make digital media accessible—useable—for them. Restricted Access investigates digital media accessibility—the processes by which media is made usable by people with particular needs—and argues for the necessity of conceptualizing access in a way that will enable greater participation in all forms of mediated culture. Drawing on disability and cultural studies, Elizabeth Ellcessor uses an interrogatory framework based around issues of regulation, use, content, form, and experience to examine contemporary digital media. Through interviews with policy makers and accessibility professionals, popular culture and archival materials, and an ethnographic study of internet use by people with disabilities, Ellcessor reveals the assumptions that undergird contemporary technologies and participatory cultures. Restricted Access makes the crucial point that if digital media open up opportunities for individuals to create and participate, but that technology only facilitates the participation of those who are already privileged, then its progressive potential remains unrealized. Engagingly written with powerful examples, Ellcessor demonstrates the importance of alternate uses, marginalized voices, and invisible innovations in the context of disability identities to push us to rethink digital media accessibility.

In The Sanctuary Of The Soul Greek

Author : Paramahansa Yogananda
ISBN : 0876123868
Genre : Religion
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Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, offers wisdom and insight that we can use to bring a new richness to our inner life. This book is a remarkable blending of the East and the West, embracing universal spiritual laws that will inspire readers of all faiths to deepen their spiritual practice. In this beautifully-rendered book, Yogananda shows how to apply the power of prayer as a daily source of strength and guidance.

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