Nations have made great strides in providing physical access to digital technologies and educational opportunities, yet barriers still exist that prevent those who have strong physical and intellectual access to information and communication technology from taking full advantage of the information and opportunities the technology offers. Women in particular are affected by social barriers which may be quite subtle and are easily excluded from taking an active role in the information society. This study explores how Indian women incorporate information and communication technology (ICT) into their daily lives and what aidsor barriers they face in the process. This study contributes to an understanding of factors that lead to Indian women’s current use of ICT, reasons why Indian women choose to use ICT, and barriers to this usage.
Published in Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Volume 51, 2015, pages 1-10.
© Anindita Paul, Kim M. Thompson, and Jannica Heinstrom 2015
Paul, A., Thompson, K.M., & Heinstrom, J. (2015). Exploring Barriers to ICT Use by Middle Class Indian Women. Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 51, 1-10. Retrieved from https://www.asist.org/files/meetings/am15/proceedings/submissions/papers/79paper.pdf