Procedings of the 1st ICA Regional Conference, ICA 2019, October 16-17 2019, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

‘Disable Equality’: The Role of the Community in Bridging Diffability People to Adopt Media and Technology

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.16-10-2019.2304292,
        author={Alan Sigit Fibrianto and Ananda Dwitha Yuniar},
        title={‘Disable Equality’: The Role of the Community in Bridging Diffability People to Adopt Media and Technology},
        proceedings={Procedings of the 1st ICA Regional Conference, ICA 2019, October 16-17 2019, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICA},
        year={2021},
        month={2},
        keywords={media; technology; diffable; community; equality},
        doi={10.4108/eai.16-10-2019.2304292}
    }
    
  • Alan Sigit Fibrianto
    Ananda Dwitha Yuniar
    Year: 2021
    ‘Disable Equality’: The Role of the Community in Bridging Diffability People to Adopt Media and Technology
    ICA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.16-10-2019.2304292
Alan Sigit Fibrianto1,*, Ananda Dwitha Yuniar1
  • 1: Sociology Department of Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: alan.sigit.fis@um.ac.id

Abstract

Diffables are minorities wherever they are. Every country has its own problems regarding the existence of people with diffabilities. Many then the rules made by the state government in overcoming the problems of people with diffabilities are marginalized and deteriorated due to lack of accessibility and special attention from all aspects. This study aims to explore this phenomenon into a qualitative study using a case study approach. Data collection techniques were carried out by observation and interviews, and using source triangulation as data validity. The data analysis technique used is interactive data analysis techniques from Miles and Huberman. The results showed that the physical diffability community in Yogyakarta was formed as a form of resistance to the negative stigma of people with diffabilities. A negative stigma that has created a gap between diffables and the social world, public access, even in the world of work. This community moves by utilizing technology and media. The creation of vehicles that are accessible to physical diffability as well as a means of livelihood, as well as the creation of online applications that are used to accommodate programs and products that are worth selling from diffability people in Yogyakarta. They move independently, from, by, and for diffables.