AT&T Bridges Digital and Accessibility Divides

For millions of us, the American Dream remains out of reach due to a digital divide between those who have ready access to a computer and reliable internet connection – and those who do not.

Unfortunately, the individuals most at-risk of falling on the wrong side of the digital divide often already face accessibility challenges. Take this: According to Pew Research, just 62% of Americans living with a disability own a computer compared with more than 80% of those without a disability, while internet usage and access decrease significantly among adults ages 65 and older.

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AT&T is doing its part to help bridge the gap. 

“That’s why we’re creating flexible and affordable solutions that link students to the classroom, connect library patrons to educational resources and bring families together.”

Through support for public-private partnerships that combine the resources of local, state and federal governments with AT&T’s expertise and scale, the company is helping more people access reliable broadband and the technology necessary to navigate the digital landscape.

“We’re proud that AT&T’s commitment to bridging the digital divide means a more connected and inclusive future for all Americans – including 1 in 4 who are living with a disability. The steps we are taking today will ensure that, together, we are better prepared for the challenges of tomorrow,” says Matt.