So I’m finally wading through some of the gajillion posts on Bloglines I haven’t been able to read, and via Ewan McIntosh I found this really interesting presentation from Andy Carvin of the Digital Divide Network. It’s a pretty sobering perspective on the access challenges we face. Some highlights:
He also points to this project he’s involved with in Atlantic City that is bringing video blogging to inner city kids. The plan is to have them create video shorts about their lives in a low income, high crime commmunity.
The faster these technologies move forward, the wider the divide is going to grow.
Tom Hoffman says
The divide in technology access isn’t a vast and problematic as some of the other divides between the two Americas, like say, healthcare.
What about access to technologies? I am concerned about the increase use of podcasting. This technology is completely inaccessible to deaf and hard of hearing people.