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Edited by Kevin Carey, humanITy, RNIB/World Blind Union

Kaplan, Deborah: Increasing Access to Telecom and Broadband Networks in California: Consumer Perspectives on Telecommunications Regulation: Alliance for Public Technology 2003
Summary: Advanced telecommunications technologies and services are a critical communications link and an equalizer for disabled people with the rest of the population.
Reference: http://www.wid.org/publications/broadband-a-vital-communications-link-for-people-with-disabilities
Keywords: Broadband; Disability; Equality
Target audiences: Government; Regulators; Policy Makers


Comreg, Eire: Phones and Broadband – A guide for people with disabilities and older people
Summary:
Phone features and services available from service providers in Eire: a guide for people with disabilities and older people
Reference:
http://www.o2online.ie/wps/wcm/resources/file/ebb9384ad124d6f/ComReg%20guide.pdf
Keywords:
Broadband; Disabled People; Older People
Target audiences:
Regulators; Legislators; Policy Makers


Simpson, Jenifer: Factors Promoting Broadband Use by People with Disabilities
Summary:
The speed of Broadband reduces frustration, especially for those with intellectual and mental disabilities; and its capacity enables signing for deaf people.
Reference:
http://www.dmd-aapd.org/TTPI/Broadband_Policies_and__PWDs_by_Jenifer_Simpson.doc
Keywords: Broadband; Intellectual Disabilityl; Deafness
Target audiences: Regulators; Legislators; Policy Makers


Carey, Kevin: Broadband & Disability: BT 2006
Summary: A wide ranging report on the potential of Broadband services for disabled people, focusing particularly on server-side models. Also discusses economics (cf 4.12.2)
Reference:
http://www.btplc.com/Societyandenvironment/Ourapproach/CSRresources/Reports/Broadbandanddisability.pdf
Keywords:
Broadband; Disability; Server-side
Target audiences: Telecommunications Industry; Government; Software Designers


Carey, Kevin: Broadband & Disability: BT 2006
Summary: A wide ranging report on the potential of Broadband services for disabled people, focusing particularly on server-side models. Also discusses economics (cf 4.12.1)
Reference:
http://www.btplc.com/Societyandenvironment/Ourapproach/CSRresources/Reports/Broadbandanddisability.pdf
Keywords:
Broadband; Disability; Server-side
Target audiences: Telecommunications Industry; Government; Software Designers


LINDSTROM, JAN-INGVAR: Broadband Use Relevant to Disabled and Elderly People: A Scandinavian Perspective.  Cost 219 ter
Summary: A description of the benefits of broadband for disabled people in Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, but Finland and Iceland are included as well.
Reference:
http://www.tiresias.org/phoneability/broadband_for_all_proceedings/7.htm 
Keywords:
Broadband; Disability; Telecommunications
Target audiences:
Policy Makers; Standards Organisations; Advocates


TEDICORE: Submission to the ACMA Discussion Paper on the Strategies for Wireless Access Services
Summary: Applications of wireless access services for people with a disability and possible barriers to usage.
Reference:
http://www.tedicore.org.au/documents/was.rtf
Keywords:
Broadband; Disability; Telecommunications
Target audiences:
Policy Makers; Standards Organisations; Advocates


Rothschuh, Jessica et al: Helping Our Children with Disabilities Succeed: What's Broadband Got to Do with It? The Children’s Partnership 2007
Summary: Broadband combined with other types of technology, can remove barriers that keep children with disabilities from fully participating in everyday activities alongside their peers.
Reference: http://www.childrenspartnership.org/publications/136
Keywords: Broadband; Disability; Children
Target audiences: Special education; Policy; Technology


Bowe, Frank G. and Schloss, Dr. Mervin Livingston: Universal Service and the Disability Community: The Need for Ubiquitous Broadband Deployment
Summary: Universal service should be expanded to include broadband which has become vital for the disability community
Reference: http://www.benton.org/node/6105
Keywords: Broadband; Disability; Universal Service
Target audiences: Regulators; Legislators; Policy Makers