Ahoooooey MeCha: Looking for search terms for a particular type of academic study.
I need cites to justify my cool project to funders. I KNOW it will work: how can I show it?→
We're going to teach the families of very disabled people we work with to use the internet so they can understand their rights, learn specific medical and technical information, find and contact essential officials and agencies, find specialised products and services, and generally advocate for themselves. We'll provide basic technical support over email and phone, and refer them to experts when they need it to get back online.
We'll teach them to maintain and protect their computers, search effectively online, evaluate content and collaborate with each other using email lists and forums, with physical and online leaflets. We'll survey them to assess their needs and develop workshops.
Are there studies proving for any group with difficulties that this kind of internet literacy training works to empower people? I cast as broad a net as possible. Where can I search best for this information?
Posted here because I used my AskMe question for the week on campaigning stuff. :P