Reports

SUNspot 9 - Wireless Use and Usability by People with Dexterity Limitations, 2011.09.16

This SUNspot addresses the following questions related to people with dexterity limitations. 1) How many have mobile wireless phones? 2) How important is their wireless device and why? 3)What is the level of satisfaction with the device they have, and have they modified it to make it easier?

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SUNspot 8 - Preferences for Text-based Messaging and Mobile Internet, 2011.08.04

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the consumer preferences for text-based messaging and mobile internet by people with disabilities.

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SUNspot 7 - Device Customization and Apps, 2011-07-18

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on customization of wireless devices and use of software applications ("apps") by people with disabilities.

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SUNspot 6 - People with Disabilities, Income, and Wireless Access - 2011.03.30

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the the impact of household income on wireless technology use by people with disabilities.

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SUNspot 5 - Wireless Users with Hearing Impairment, 2011.01.07

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the use and usability of wireless technology by people with hearing impairment.

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SUNspot 4 - Stroke Survivors and Wireless Use and Usability

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on the use and usability of wireless technology by stroke survivors. It compares their experiences with those of respondents with all types of disabilites who are not survivors of stroke.

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SUNspot 3 - Wireless Users with Disabilities in Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities, 10.31.2010

A review of data from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot focuses on possible differences between people with disabilities who reside in urban, suburban and rural communities.

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SUNspot 2 - Preliminary Data Analysis for People with Visual Impairment, 2010.09.17

This SUNspot addresses the following questions related to people with visual impairment. 1) Among people with blindness or low vision, how many have mobile wireless phones? 2) How many are satisfied with the phone they have and their wireless service? 3) How many use assistive technologies or third party software with their phones?

SUNspot 1 - About Wireless Users with Disabilities, 2010.08.10

This is the inaugural SUNspot, a series of short reports that provide preliminary analysis of responses from the Wireless RERC's Survey of User Needs (SUN). This SUNspot provides a view of the use patterns and usability of wireless technology by people with all types of disability.

Emergency Communications Survey-Full Report - June 2011

A summary of the findings from the Wireless RERC's survey on emergency communications and people with disabilities conducted November 2010-January 2011. The survey focused on 3 aspects of emergency communications: 1) contacting 9-1-1 emergency services, 2) receiving, verifying, and passing on public alerts such as weather advisories, 3) use of social media during public emergencies.

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