The Resource Giving voice : mobile communication, disability, and inequality, Meryl Alper

Giving voice : mobile communication, disability, and inequality, Meryl Alper

Label
Giving voice : mobile communication, disability, and inequality
Title
Giving voice
Title remainder
mobile communication, disability, and inequality
Statement of responsibility
Meryl Alper
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mobile technologies are often hailed as a way to 'give voice to the voiceless.' Behind the praise, though, are beliefs about technology as a gateway to opportunity and voice as a metaphor for agency and self-representation. In Giving Voice, Meryl Alper explores these assumptions by looking closely at one such case—the use of the Apple iPad and mobile app Proloquo2Go, which converts icons and text into synthetic speech, by children with disabilities (including autism and cerebral palsy) and their families. She finds that despite claims to empowerment, the hardware and software are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities. Views of technology as a great equalizer, she illustrates, rarely account for all the ways that culture, law, policy, and even technology itself can reinforce disparity, particularly for those with disabilities. Alper explores, among other things, alternative understandings of voice, the surprising sociotechnical importance of the iPad case, and convergences and divergences in the lives of parents across class. She shows that working-class and low-income parents understand the app and other communication technologies differently from upper- and middle-class parents, and that the institutional ecosystem reflects a bias toward those more privileged. Handing someone a talking tablet computer does not in itself give that person a voice. Alper finds that the ability to mobilize social, economic, and cultural capital shapes the extent to which individuals can not only speak but be heard."--from publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alper, Meryl
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1568.4
LC item number
.A47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation series on digital media and learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication devices for people with disabilities
  • Communication devices for people with disabilities
  • Voice output communication aids
  • Voice output communication aids
  • Assistive computer technology
  • Assistive computer technology
  • Sociology of disability
  • Speech synthesis
Label
Giving voice : mobile communication, disability, and inequality, Meryl Alper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Talking iPads and the partial promise of voice : what is voice? -- Making a case for iPad cases : what is a mobile communication device? -- The "fun iPad" and the "communication iPad" : what is an iPad for? -- Augmenting communication with new media and popular culture : what does it mean to communicate with an iPad? -- "You've gotta be plugged in" : how do media shape understandings of the iPad? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780262533973
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016022991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954424335
  • (OCoLC)954424335
Label
Giving voice : mobile communication, disability, and inequality, Meryl Alper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Talking iPads and the partial promise of voice : what is voice? -- Making a case for iPad cases : what is a mobile communication device? -- The "fun iPad" and the "communication iPad" : what is an iPad for? -- Augmenting communication with new media and popular culture : what does it mean to communicate with an iPad? -- "You've gotta be plugged in" : how do media shape understandings of the iPad? -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780262533973
Isbn Type
(paperback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016022991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954424335
  • (OCoLC)954424335

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