Computing and the Disabled
mike noble, luis maciel, jason katsampes

assistive technology 
barriers to access 
what can you do 
about our group 
abstract How has computer technology benefited the lives of disabled people? We will examine how computer technology has impacted the disabled community. First what computer technology is currently available for the disabled in the educational, home, and work environment and what impact has it made. We will then consider what barriers exist for the disabled to access or benefit from these technologies. Is access based on financial status of the disabled recipient? Is access more readily available in the educational, home, or work environment? Is computer technology meeting the needs of the disabled community? Next, we will look into efforts being made by various projects and organizations whose objectives are to eliminate these barriers. Finally we shall examine how computer technology and access to computer technology can be enhanced to better the lives of disabled people.

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