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The digital divide, inclusion and access for disabled people in IT supported emergency response systems: a UK and EU-based analysis

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The digital divide, inclusion and access for disabled people in IT supported emergency response systems : a UK and EU-based analysis. / Easton, Catherine.

Proceedings 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 2014. p. 275-278.

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Easton, C 2014, The digital divide, inclusion and access for disabled people in IT supported emergency response systems: a UK and EU-based analysis. in Proceedings 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. pp. 275-278.

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Easton, C. (2014). The digital divide, inclusion and access for disabled people in IT supported emergency response systems: a UK and EU-based analysis. In Proceedings 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 275-278)

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Easton C. The digital divide, inclusion and access for disabled people in IT supported emergency response systems: a UK and EU-based analysis. In Proceedings 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 2014. p. 275-278

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Easton, Catherine. / The digital divide, inclusion and access for disabled people in IT supported emergency response systems : a UK and EU-based analysis. Proceedings 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 2014. pp. 275-278

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