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Accessibility and citizenship: relationships between travel journalism and the internet user with visual impairment

Grant number: 18/19396-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Journalism and Publishing
Principal Investigator:Maximiliano Martin Vicente
Grantee:Matheus Ferreira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/15879-4 - Disability and media access: a comparison of digital media accessibility panoramas between Australia and Brazil, BE.EP.MS


The purpose of the research project is to investigate the interaction between blind and low vision people with travel journalism online in order to understand the role that this type of journalism plays in the habits of the group and which impacts the absence of accessible content have in his citizenship. It is known that access to the Internet, although it seems simple, is not universalized practice, because millions of people, including those with visual impairment, can not enjoy services and products due to lack of accessibility. Informational inequality is so naturalized that equal access to journalistic services judged as trivial, such as the travel segment, is little explored by academia and society, although they play important roles, such as intercultural mediation. The methodological path chosen was John Thompson's Hermeneutics of Depth, which pass through three stages: 1) Socio-historical analysis, allowing bibliographic research in travel journalism and disability and documentary research in the MPF civil inquiry about lack of accessibility on journalistic sites; 2) Formal analysis, in which will be analyzed 20 interviews to be performed with blind people or low vision, of the Dorina Foundation Nowill for the Blind, through the content analysis of Laurence Bardin; 3) Reinterpretation, which, in light of the basic literature, will offer a renewed view of the theme. With this, it is intended to highlight the informational inequality to which people with disabilities are subjected, in the quest for awareness of the full citizenship of the group. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
FERREIRA, Matheus. Hermeneutics of unequal access: a study on the interaction of visually impaired internet users with cyberjournalism from a citizenship perspective. 2020. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Arquitetura. Artes. Comunicação e Design. Bauru Artes.

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