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Mobile Ability: The Transformational Impact of Wireless Innovation for People with Disabilities

This Publication is Related to: Connecting Communities

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In each of our modern lives, broadband holds a pivotal key to enhancing economic opportunities, expanding access to education, improving our health and participating in civil society. Nowhere is this potential more powerfully on display than at the intersection of broadband and mobility.

And, arguably no community has put this nearly limitless potential to more transformational use in their daily lives than the 1 in 5 Americans who, today, are living with disabilities.

This paper examines the progress being made through advancements in mobile devices and services to enhance quality of life and inclusiveness for Americans with disabilities. This intersection of mobile innovation and broadband technologies is unleashing tremendous opportunity for people with disabilities in the areas of employment, health care, education and emergency response.