June 13, 2022
Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
A recent report published by ODEP explores how a gap in access to both computing devices and the internet disproportionately impacts people with disabilities, in turn creating barriers to their ability to effectively prepare for, obtain and succeed in employment. In addition to an overview of literature on this topic to date, the report analyzes data on internet subscriptions, internet use and employment status among people with disabilities to assist policymakers and practitioners in devising policies and practices that can help improve socioeconomic outcomes.
Report Link [PDF]: dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ODEP/pdf/disability-digital-divide-brief.pdf