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Author Pathakji, Neha, author.

Title Corporations and disability rights : bridging the digital divide / Neha Pathakji.

Published New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 208.5 G1 PATH    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description xxvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-321) and index.
Contents Foreword / Amita Dhanda -- Preface -- Introduction -- Embedding the right to access the internet in human rights framework -- Re-conceptualizing the corporate human rights obligation -- Corporations and the goldilocks dilemma of international human rights laws -- Mandating the Midas touch : anti-discrimination laws and corporations -- Interconnected pentagon model : from commitment to compliance -- Conclusion.
Summary The emergence of a decentralized, fragmented, and low-cost Internet opened up possibilities for persons with disabilities to lead an independent and inclusive life, which had been denied to them in the physical world. However, despite advancement in technology persons with disabilities have been excluded. With the digital divide opening up before them, there is a danger that social injustice faced by persons with disabilities in the physical world may be replayed in virtual space. Since the Internet is largely dominated by corporations, this digital divide cannot be bridged without questioning their role. This book explores the interplay between human rights of persons with disabilities and corporate obligation towards the creation of an inclusive and accessible Internet.
Other formats Also available as an e-book.
Subject Computers and people with disabilities.
Digital divide.
Corporation law.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
ISBN 9780199485239 (hardback)
0199485232 (hardback)
9780199091881 (eBook)
0199091889 (eBook)

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