An Accessibility Guide to Community Technology Centers in Massachusetts
- Shannon McCue
Originally published: 12/2007
According to the Disability Statistics Center at the University of California, San Francisco, computer usage and Internet access for people with disabilities is half that of people without disabilities. Also, people with and without disabilities who have low incomes are much less likely to have access to computer technology than are those with greater financial resources.
Having access to computer technology and the Internet in the community can have tremendous potential to broaden the lives and increase the independence of people with disabilities. Having access to an accessible community technology centers (CTC) that provides resources, information, and training can positively impact the employment, educational and community opportunities of center users including people with disabilities.
This Accessibility Guide to Community Technology Centers in Massachusetts includes general information about each center, and the facility, programmatic and technology accessibility and accommodations provided to assist people with disabilities.