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The Growing Digital Divide In Access For People With Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Participation

The Growing Digital Divide In Access For People With Disabilities: Overcoming Barriers to Participation

This paper identifies some of the emerging digital economy barriers, current efforts to address these barriers and expresses the author’s vision of the long-term policy research agenda.  Because the benefits for overcoming these barriers extend beyond the community of people with disabilities, there are practical and significant business reasons for addressing this issue.  Rather than creating a growing digital divide, emerging technology can enable full participation in the digital economy for everyone, regardless of age, disability or the limitations of the technology available.
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Allyn Bushlow
Allyn Bushlow (Staff)
12 years ago
The depth and breadth of the information is well done and still relevant today. However, the information is somewhat dated as it was written in 1999 and much has been done in the subsequent seven years with technology, accessibility and standards. The organizations referenced do exist but some of the methods and technology have been greatly improved upon.