Ethnographic use of social media in politicised fields
Karina Märcher Dalgas
authorities concerning au pair placement. Moreover, they use the Facebook sites of various NGOs to raise questions concerning their rights and duties or to find new host families in case of a premature termination of the au pair contract or, of continued au pair migration, for example, to Norway.
As Murthy observes, engaging in research via social networking sites can ‘result in increased inclusion for those with disabilities (mobility and otherwise)’ ( Murthy, 2008 :845). For the au pairs, a major constraint is the way they are bound to their host families’ homes. For my
Stefania Środa-Murawska, Leszek S. Dąbrowski and Paweł Smoliński
typology of desired changes in the area covered by the city of Toruń. The following types were distinguished:
1) safety, security and order – projects related to the improvement of security (e.g. by introducing additional lighting, adapting space to people with disabilities) and introducing a new arrangement of space (e.g. new rubbish bins);
2) road infrastructure – projects including the modernisation of roads, pavements, etc.;
3) culture and education – all projects that concern cultural and educational facilities as well as cultural and educational events;
Kinga Kimic, Gabriela Maksymiuk and Marzena Suchocka
system showing the direction, distance and time of access to public transport combined with lighting components, smartphone recharging slots and free access to the Internet, and a system of elevation-mounted single seats for older people enabling them to rest while out for a walk.
It is highly desirable to use ICT to support the mobility of people with physical disabilities. A Responsive Street Furniture project is a good example ( Responsive Street Furniture… 2017 ). This uses the correlation of mobile devices (e.g. smartphones, iPads) with existing elements of
Ali Soltani, Rasoul Balaghi Inaloo, Mohammad Rezaei, Fatemeh Shaer and M. Akbari Riyabi
of service provision in medical service centres, especially in emergency wards, is essential in reducing mortality and disabilities (Zohoor and Pilevarzadeh, 2003: 413). It is vital for patients to reach healthcare centres quickly, which reduces the probability of casualties ( Azizi, 2004 : 133).
One of the major issues in social welfare is the provision of appropriate and equal healthcare for different classes of society. In addition to its importance, this issue is complex due to the multiplicity of its dimensions and effects, so administrators and managers are