People with disabilities each have different impairments and different needs when they use media. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities allocate media a key role in achieving an effective participation within society and a complete inclusion. Up until now, there has been no reliable data collection on how people with disabilities use media. Usually, the barrier-free access to services offered by the media is examined and analysed. The perspective of the user, however, has played a relatively limited role so far. Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink and Dr. Sascha Hölig of the Hans-Bredow-Institut, together with Jun.-Prof. Ingo Bosse of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Science at the TU Dortmund University, are conducting a study on people with disabilities and their use of media. The project is funded by the Medienanstalten (DLM) [Media Authorities] and Aktion Mensch [a privately funded organisation that supports people with disabilities, along with disadvantaged adults, teenagers, and children].
RP1 - Transformation of Public Communication
TU Dortmund (Weiterleitung der Mittel von die medienanstalten und Aktion Mensch)