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Title: Social media, social inclusion, and museum disability access
Contributor(s): McMillen, Rebecca (author); Alter, Frances  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1080/15596893.2017.1361689
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Abstract: For many people, social media is an integral part of everyday life that can lead to a greater sense of social inclusion. This article examines social media's impact on social inclusion regarding art museum disability access. This qualitative study explores ways people with disabilities interact socially and culturally using social media and how it impacts their perception of being socially included. Data were collected from individuals with varying types of disabilities regarding their use of social media. Results show that social media can have a positive effect on people with disabilities regarding social inclusion. This research also discusses how art museums can use social media to better connect and socially include people with disabilities.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Museums & Social Issues, 12(2), p. 115-125
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2051-6193
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130312 Special Education and Disability
160805 Social Change
190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390407 Inclusive education
360602 Fine arts
441004 Social change
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 939907 Special Needs Education
950205 Visual Communication
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160203 Inclusive education
130205 Visual communication
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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