2013 SUNspot (Number 03) - Use of Wireless Devices by Adults with Disabilities

Date of Publication: 
2013 July

We created “SUNspot” to share some of the latest findings from ongoing data collection for our Survey of User Needs (SUN), our cornerstone survey on use and usability of wireless technology by people with disabilities.  We launched the first version of the SUN in 2001. The current version (Version 4) was launched in September 2012. The data reported here are preliminary results. Data collection is ongoing. 

This SUNspot addresses the following questions related to use and usability of wireless technology by people with all types of disabilities:

  • The rate of ownership of wireless devices such as cell phones, smart phones and tablets by people with any type of disability
  • The types of devices that people with disabilities own


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