Helping Our Children With Disabilities Succeed: What's Broadband Got To Do With It?


Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher: Children's Partnership

Author(s): Jessica Rothschuh; Wendy Lazarus; April KirkHart

Research Area: Media, telecommunications, and information; Science and technology

Keywords: digital opportunity; disabled children; broadband

Type: Brief

Abstract:

The second in a series on how broadband benefits children, this issue brief examines how children with disabilities use broadband and other technologies. The report concludes that while technology gives children with special needs new opportunities, they are substantially less likely than their peers without disabilities to have access to computers, the Internet, and accessible and assistive technology.