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Access to the Digital World

Published on Nov 25, 2015

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Access to the Digital World

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  • Low income
  • Age
  • Lack of education
  • Geographic location
  • Equipment
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What unlocks

digital access?

some keys

  • Availability of free equipment
  • Community outreach to older citizens
  • Workshops at libraries and community centers
  • Higher speed access at libraries
  • Computers and/or tablets available at schools
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more barriers


  • Hearing 
  • Visual 
  • Motor
  • Cognitive
  • Psychological
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some remedies

  • Closed Captioning
  • Audio for text screens
  • Mouth-held tool in lieu of mouse
  • Combination of structure and flexibility for cognitive issues
  • Special keyboards
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Access is still a challenge

All of us can help make progress.
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