Show simple item record Morris, John T. en Jones, Michael L. en Sweatman, W. Mark en 2016-11-03T22:14:01Z en 2016-11-03T22:14:01Z en 2016 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 4: 101-113. en
dc.identifier.issn 2330-4219 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference Scientific/Research Proceedings, San Diego, 2016 en
dc.description.abstract Access to and use of mobile wireless consumer technology (i.e., mobile devices like cellphones and tablets, software and services) has become critical to social and economic participation, especially for people with disabilities who already face additional barriers. This article presents data from the Survey of User Needs (SUN) conducted by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) from June 21, 2015 through April 14, 2016. The SUN focuses on patterns of use, preferences and unmet needs for wireless technology among people with disabilities. Data are presented on the overall adoption rates, preferred platforms (cellphone, smartphone, and tablet), wireline (landline) use, and wireless use by disability type. Comparative analysis of adoption rates between people with disabilities and the general population is presented. Additionally, data from the 2012-2013 SUN are presented for comparison with the 2015-2016 data. The potential impact of demographic variables (age, income and education) and type of disability on wireless technology use is also analyzed. Response data show that people with disabilities own and use wireless technology at rates similar to the general population, but substantial variation exists in ownership of various types of wireless devices depending on disability type and other demographic variables. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.format.extent 14 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State University, Northridge. en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 by the authors and California State University, Northridge en
dc.subject Technology en
dc.subject Disability en
dc.subject Cellphone en
dc.subject Smartphone en
dc.subject Tablet en
dc.subject Accessibility. en
dc.title Wireless Technology Use by People with Disabilities: A National Survey en
dc.type Article en
dc.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License. en

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