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ERIC Number: EJ1087123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Internet Use and Cybersecurity Concerns of Individuals with Visual Impairments
Inan, Fethi A.; Namin, Akbar S.; Pogrund, Rona L.; Jones, Keith S.
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n1 p28-40 2016
Twenty individuals with visual impairments were surveyed in order to (a) understand their Internet use and (b) examine relations between metrics related to Internet use and cybersecurity-related knowledge, skills, confidence, and attitudes. Participants used the Internet for various purposes, including information search, communication, chatting, shopping, socialization, and education. The latter was more prevalent than in past research. Participants who were more knowledgeable and skilled regarding cybersecurity tended to be more concerned about it and to use the Internet less than those who were less knowledgeable about cybersecurity. Thus, cybersecurity concerns may lead individuals with visual impairments to decrease their Internet use, which could widen the digital divide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1347521