The Importance of Peers for Visually Impaired Users of Social Media

Ingvar Tjostheim, Ivar Solheim, and Kristin S. Fuglerud


Blind and partially sighted, National representative study, Social media, Importance of peers, Structural equation modeling


For many social media is playing an important role in everyday life. People with visual impairments (VIs) are also using social media quite extensively. In this paper we analyze factors that might explain why social media is used, and the role of social media on better quality of life. We use a structural equation modeling technique to identify factors that are associated with a better life.

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