First Advisor

Eugster, Ernest

Second Advisor

Plantz-Masters, Shari

Third Advisor

Barnes, Stephen D.

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Information Technology Management

School

School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

69 pages

Abstract

The online social networking (OSN) phenomenon has grown dramatically over the past decade, with websites such as Facebook and Twitter becoming household names. Although a lot of literature exists on online social networking systems, little exists on these systems' practical impact on the offline world, beyond cyberspace. Similarly, little attention has been given to the use of these systems by persons who are blind or have other disabilities. This research attempts to redress this situation by exploring the relationship between the usage of OSN systems and professional achievement for persons who are blind.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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