The Ohio DD Council presents The State of Tech, an article series that aims to educate and inform people about the impact of technology advances and the digital divide on Ohioans with developmental disabilities.
When talking about technology and people with developmental disabilities, people often think of assistive technology, such as screen readers and switch-enabled devices. In recent years, advancements in mainstream technology have made off-the-shelf tech devices, such as smartphones and voice assistance devices, usable by people with disabilities. This is a huge step toward narrowing the “digital divide”, which is a term to describe the gap between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not.
There are four topics covered in this series. We encourage you to read each one and share the information with others.
About This Series
This series was funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. Clay Voytek of O'Neill Communications researched and wrote these articles at the direction of the Ohio DD Council. O'Neill Communications is the Ohio DD Council's Public Awareness grantee.