2013 SUNspot (Number 05) - Adults with Disabilities and Wireless Service Plans

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 SUNin 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 questions related to choices of wireless service and preferences for particular service features.  Two specific questions are addressed:

  1. How do adults with disabilities choose a wireless service provider?
  2. Do adults who are blind, deaf or have difficulty speaking, prefer specialized wireless service plans like voice-only, data-only, or text-only service?


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