Survey of User Needs-SUNspot 2: Use of Wireless Technology Features and Wireless Device Activities by Individuals with Disabilities (2017-2018)

Date of Publication: 
2019 May

This report presents findings from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wireless Inclusive Technologies’ (Wireless RERC) Survey of User Needs (SUN) for 2017-2018. In this report, we present key findings regarding the use of wireless technology features by SUN respondents, including real-time-text, intelligent assistants, and visual and audio display options. We also discuss the use of wireless devices by individuals with disabilities for a variety of activities. Whereas SUNspot 1 focused on the devices themselves, this report focuses primarily on the capabilities built into those devices and their relationship to users’ reported functional limitations and difficulties.


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