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No. 81 Internet use rates of disabled persons

Internet usage of disabled and non disabled people

Bases: Respondents with health limiting conditions and without health-limiting conditions, weighted column percentages
Questions: A7, Z14
Source: SIBIS GPS 2002, SIBIS GPS-NAS 2003

Enhancing the Internet access and use rates for people with disabilities is an important aspect of ensuring participation for all in the Information Society. While this group itself is a very diverse one, both in terms of accessibility needs and access rates, it is nevertheless characterised by relatively lower participation rates as a whole. It is however encouraging to see that the gap is apparently not so wide in some more advanced European information societies, such as Sweden and Denmark.

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