Inclusion of People with Communication Disability in Twitter

Bronwyn Hemsley, Stuart Palmer, and Babak Abedin have been working on Twitter research, and have made several discoveries relevant to determining a metric for measuring the inclusion of people with communication disability in Twitter. Research publications related to their work are listed here.

Abedin, B. (2018). Why social media are more like chocolate than cigarettes. The Conversation. Available Online:

Brunner, M., Hemsley, B., Dann, S., Toger, L., & Palmer, S. (2018). Hashtag# TBI: A content and network data analysis of tweets about Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury, 32(1), 49-63. DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1403047

Erfani, S.S., & Abedin (2018). Impacts of the use of social network sites on users’ psychological well‐being: A systematic review. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Early Online. DOI: 10.1002/asi.24015

Hemsley, B., Palmer, S., Dann, S., & Balandin, S. (2018). Using Twitter to access the human right of communication for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 50-58. DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2017.1413137

Abedin, B., Erfani, S., & Blount, Y. (2017). Social media adoption framework for aged care service providers in Australia. Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS), International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems. Langkawi, Malaysia, July 16-17. DOI: 10.1109/ICRIIS.2017.8002485

Hemsley, B., Balandin, S., Palmer, S., & Dann, S. (2017). A call for innovative social media research in the field of augmentative and alternative communication. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 33(1), 14-22. DOI: 10.1080/07434618.2016.1273386

Hemsley, B., Palmer, S., Goonan, W., & Dann, S. (2017). Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Social media communication on selected# MND and# ALS tagged tweets. Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Waokoloa Village, Hawaii, January 4-7.

Abedin, B., & Chew, E.K. (2016). Hyperpersonal value co-creation in online communities: A conceptual framework. Paper presented at The 4th International Conference on Serviceology. Tokyo, Japan, September 6-8.

Erfani, S., & Abedin, B. (2016). Social support, social belongingness, and psychological well-being: benefits of online healthcare community membership. Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, 1-9. Chiayi, Taiwan, June 27-July 1.

Erfani, S.S., Abedin, B., & Blount, Y. (2016). The effect of social network site use on the psychological well‐being of cancer patients. Journal for the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(5), 1308-1322. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23702

Hemsley, B., Dann, S., Palmer, S., & Balandin, S. (2016). Social media use by adults with severe communication disabilities: Resilience through experience. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(7), 680. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12305

Hemsley, B., & Palmer, S. (2016). Two studies on Twitter networks and tweet content in relation to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): conversation, information, and ‘Diary of a Daily Life’. Studies in Health Technology and Informatice, 227, 41-47. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-666-8-41

Palmer, S. (2016). The representation of engineering education as a social media topic on Twitter. Proceedings from the 8th International Symposium on Project Approaches in Engineering Education, 37-44. Guimarães, Portugal, July 6-8.

Palmer, S. (2016). Crowdsourcing customer needs for product design using text analytics. Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering, 221-226. London, England, June 29-July 1.

Harris, G., & Abedin, B. (2015). Participating or Not Participating? A Sociomaterial Perspective of the Embeddedness of Online Communities in Everyday Life. Paper presented at The Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Adelaide, SA, Australia, November 30-December 4.

Hemsley, B., Dann, S., Palmer, S., Allan, M., & Balandin, S. (2015). “We definitely need an audience”: experiences of Twitter, Twitter networks and tweet content in adults with severe communication disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(17), 1531-1542. DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1045990

Palmer, S., & Campbell, M. (2015). Text analytics visualisation of Course Experience Questionnaire student comment data in science and technology. Proceedings of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 1-10. Geelong, VIC., Australia, December 6-9.

Hemsley, B., & Dann, S. (2014). Social media and social marketing in relation to facilitated communication: Harnessing the affordances of social media for knowledge translation. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 8(4), 187-206. DOI: 10.1080/17489539.2015.1023988

Hemsley, B., Palmer, S., & Balandin, S. (2014). Tweet reach: A research protocol for using Twitter to increase information exchange in people with communication disabilities. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 17(2), 84-89. DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2013.861529

Palmer, S. (2014). Characterizing university library use of social media: A case study of Twitter and Facebook from Australia. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 40(6), 611-619. DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2014.08.007

Palmer, S. (2014). Characterizing Twitter communication–a case study of international engineering academic units. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 24(2), 257-273. DOI: 10.1080/08841241.2014.907220

Palmer, S. (2013). Characterisation of the use of Twitter by Australian Universities. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35(4), 333-344. DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2013.812029

Palmer, S. (2013). How Twitter is being used by Australian engineering academic units. Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 1-9. Brisbane, QLD, Australia, December 8-11.

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