Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Americans Living with Disability and their Technology Profile

(From Flickr user Kevin Zollman)
This is a study conducted in September 2010 about Americans living with disability and their technology profile.

According to the study, 27% of Americans live with a disability that interferes with their activities of daily living, including "serious difficulty hearing," seeing, climbing stairs, concentrating, dressing themselves, and visiting a doctor's office. The respondents answered these questions themselves; here is a PDF of the survey questions.

Of those 27%, 2% say their disability makes it harder or impossible to use the Internet, and 54% of them use the Internet compared to 81% of the adults who did not have difficulties as asked on the survey.

You can view the full report online here. I think it is very interesting information especially when looking at the data from the perspective of advocacy for Internet access for all.

(via Stephen's Lighthouse)

1 comment:

  1. yes, there have been a number of studies about the "digital divide" of people with disabilities and we need to change this

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