Abstract - The Information Society 31(4)


Promoting broadband and ICT access for disabled persons: Comparative analysis of initiatives in Asia-Pacific region

Krishna Jayakar, Chun Liu, Gary Madden and Eun-A Park

Despite the promise of broadband to improve the lives of persons with disabilities, there are wide disparities in access and usage between disabled and non-disabled populations. This paper examines ten case studies of policies and programs promoting ICT and broadband access for persons with disabilities in the leading economies of the Asia-Pacific region, in order to identify factors behind programs that succeed on the basis of effectiveness and cost efficiency.

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