"Making Life Better For The Disabled"
October 30, 2003
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA--Thursday's Malaysia Star news included a feature story about the importance of technology written by L.C. Wong.
Technology has helped to change the lives of people with disabilities for the better, writes Wong, who has used a wheelchair from age 4.
The Internet, cell phones, computers, mobility devices and home-delivery services are just a few examples.
There are others that can help -- if one has the money. And for many people with disabilities, lack of money is a huge barrier.
Take credit cards, for instance. Wong notes that more people would be interested in shopping on-line if they had credit cards.
"Like most disabled people, I fall under the low-income bracket (because it is still hard for us to get jobs, let alone high-paying jobs) and that means it's quite difficult to own and maintain a credit card."
"Making life better for the disabled" by L.C. Wong (The Star)