Twitter, and the Human Right of Communication

Using Twitter to access the human right of communication for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Aims: This study aimed to train three people who use AAC to use Twitter. An analysis of their Twitter activity measured the impact of the training on follower count, frequency of tweeting, tweet content and the development... Continue Reading →

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Hashtag #TBI: Tweets about Traumatic Brain Injury

Hashtag #TBI: A content and network data analysis of tweets about Traumatic Brain Injury   Aims: This study used a systematic search process in Twitter to identify tweets about Traumatic Brain Injury during a brain injury awareness month in March, 2016. Tweets were identified using a range of #hashtags relating to TBI. The research had... Continue Reading →

End 2015 wrap: 20 projects in progress through 2016

20 Communication Disability Projects (Analysis or Writing Up!) 2015-16 Tweet Reach: Twitter for people with communication disability project Hemsley, B1., (with Palmer, S2., Dann, S3., & Balandin, S2.) 1DECRA The University of Newcastle, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Mar 2014-Mar 2017) Advisors 2Deakin University, 3Australian National University Twitter data paper (UON) published.... Continue Reading →

Public Lecture: Edith Cowan University 4th June 2015: Social media and e-health Information Communication Technologies (ICT): Communication Disabilities

Public Lecture, Edith Cowan University Social media and e-health Information Communication Technologies (ICT): online participation by people with communication disabilities for social interaction, information exchange, and e-health purposes. Associate Professor Bronwyn HemsleyThursday, 4 June 2015 9.30am-12.30pm ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 8, Room 8.201 Social medial and e-health information communication technologies In this seminar, Bronwyn will... Continue Reading →

Twitter Experiences of People with ALS / MND or Stroke/Aphasia

Tweet Reach: Using Twitter to Increase Information Exchange in People with Communication Disabilities 2015 Investigators: Dr Bronwyn Hemsley (The University of Newcastle), Stephen Dann (Australian National University), Stuart Palmer (Deakin University), Susan Balandin (Deakin University), Meredith Allan. Ethically approved at The University of Newcastle. The aims of this research are to: (a) Collect Tweet Data: To collect... Continue Reading →

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