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Disability and media access: a comparison of digital media accessibility panoramas between Australia and Brazil

Grant number: 19/15879-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): November 21, 2019
Effective date (End): May 20, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Journalism and Publishing
Principal Investigator:Maximiliano Martin Vicente
Grantee:Matheus Ferreira
Supervisor: Kathleen May Ellis
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil
Research place: Curtin University, Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:18/19396-5 - Accessibility and citizenship: relationships between travel journalism and the internet user with visual impairment, BP.MS


This project aims to understand the panorama of digital media accessibility in Australia to compare with the Brazilian setting, directing especially on web journalism. The emergence of a society organized through digital networks creates the need to analyze which factors can exclude citizens from social participation, provided by the internet. To accomplish the project's objective, the researcher will conduct bibliographic research in articles and books of Australian authors and documentary research in the country's legislation and other legal documents to obtain a complete picture of Australia media accessibility. Further, the researcher will periodically meet with his adviser, Katie Ellis, to dialogue about the bibliography and to direct the project. After the Australian panorama analysis, the researcher will conduct a comparison with the Brazilian accessibility scenery, which has been analyzed by the associated research with this project, entitled 'Accessibility and Citizenship: the relations between travel web journalism and the visually impaired people' funding by the São Paulo Research Foundation. The study intends to create a greater theoretical and interpretative baggage for the researcher and the related project. Also, it wants to contribute to a more accurate interpretation of the media exclusion process, which crosses borders, as a worldwide trend. (AU)

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