Articles on accessibility & mobile devices

Earlier this year the Pew Internet & American Life Project released a study titled ‘Americans living with disability and their technology profile’ highlighting another aspect of how the digital divide applies to those with special needs.

So today I was heartened to see USA Today publish this article:

Adapting to the iPad, called education’s ‘equalizer’

Over the years, public libraries have taken on various roles to address the digital divide, both to help provide access to technology and to help develop technology skills. With the prevalence of mobile access, what’s next for public libraries in this arena?


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I am a librarian with the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library in Tampa, Florida.

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