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The Internet and aphasia: Crossing the digital divide

Elman, Roberta J.
The Internet and aphasia: Crossing the digital divide. Aphasiology, 15(10-11), 2001, pages 895-899.


The information age is rapidly changing the world in which we live. Given the increasing dominance of the Internet and the World Wide Web, many functions in our society are rapidly becoming transacted via computer. Email communication and website commerce are becoming more popular. While such advances are of benefit to many in our society, there is also a digital divide that is separating those with and without computer access into "haves'' and "have nots''. The purpose of the present paper is to discuss the ramifications that a digital society may have for those affected by aphasia, and what aphasiologists can do.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
ID Code:1177
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2000 : 30th : Waikoloa Beach, HI : May 2000)
Conference Date:May 2000
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication Location:London
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