"[Caregivers] are creating the tools that they need, just as hackers create the tools that they need."
— Susannah Fox, in GigaOM’s article on our new report
"It occurred to me that if Uncle Burt went online, for the first time in his life he could have relationships that were not limited by his disabilities. I was able to put him in touch with some of my friends and he communicated with some people who shared his affection for the soap opera, “Days of Our Lives.” And then, when the web first started, I tried out new search engines with arcane terms like “Moebius Syndrome” and one day, I got a hit. … And Uncle Burt heard for the first time that there were other people like him. For the last year of his life, he was the elder statesman of a very small but very excited community and it would not have been possible without the web."
The internet’s impact on one man’s life — another great commentary by our Susannah Fox, as recounted to her by Nell Minow.
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