2014 SUNspot (Number 03) - Ease of Use and Wireless Device Modifications by Adults with Disabilities

Date of Publication: 
2014 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. Data collection was conducted through September 2013. The data reported here are preliminary results.  

This SUNspot focuses on any changes and modifications that people with disabilities might make to their mobile wireless devices to make them easier to use. Even though relatively high rates of people with disabilities use cellphone and tablets, they often face challenges accessing those devices. In response they may make changes, additions, of modifications to their devices.


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