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Access Barriers - from a user´s point of view
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. (Samhällets Informationssystem (SI))
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2005 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Abstract The aim of this thesis is to suggest a model to assist in the ability to judge access by private persons to Information Technology, IT, and to Public Information Sys-tems, PIS. It has its starting point in the Swedish Government´s endeavour to turn Sweden into the first information society for all. When the available statistics con-cerning the access to a PC and the Internet in Swedish homes are studied it is easy to think that this vision may soon be realised. Of course, access to the technical equipment is a fundamental condition in order to be able to use the Public Informa-tion Systems, but unfortunately, is not the only one. A number of studies have shown that it is not possible to equate possession and use. A number of access models or frameworks designed to judge whether or not a person has access to the ICTs do exist. However, it is my opinion that there is a de-ficiency in these models; they do not start out from the individual user´s prerequi-sites, but rather judge the external conditions available for possible access. Assisted by four empirical studies, interviews and questionnaires, a number of ac-cess barriers experienced by the users have been identified. The studies show that in addition to the technological hindrances, a series of more elusive ones also exist originating from prevailing norms and values in the environment the user lives in. The barriers are categorised into five groups; to have, to be able, to will, to may and to dare. Together these notions form the User Centred Access Model, UCAM, which is suggested for use in charting and communicating the necessary considera-tions that must be taken into account in the development of Public Information Sys-tems. Keywords Language

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Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2005. , p. 153
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Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis, ISSN 1652-893X ; 7
Keywords [en]
User centred access, information society, access barriers
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Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-5799Local ID: 4001ISBN: 91-85317-17-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-5799DiVA, id: diva2:30832
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2005-12-16, L111, Sundsvall, 10:30 (Swedish)
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PI - Publika InformationssystemAvailable from: 2009-07-30 Created: 2009-05-06 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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