Discrimination experienced by disabled employees in the public sector as an “institutional discrimination area”

Bal, Haluk Mert
In this thesis, digital inequality in Turkey with its relation to disability is analyzed. In order to understand digital inequality in Turkey, a theoretical and historical background to the concept is traced with special emphasis on the concept of “informational capitalism.” In addition, concept of “disability” is discussed using various models of disability with reference to current conceptualization of disability in the studies of Turkish Statistical Institute. A qualitative research method is employed in the thesis to analyze digital inequality and disability in Turkey in order to understand to what extent digital inequality is a problem for persons with disabilities and in what ways and by which social actors relevant social policy can be designed and implemented for disabled people in terms of information and communications technologies.