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THE INTERNET OF THINGS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform the lives of people with disabilities,1 industries, and society as a whole. Many of today’s IoT devices and services are increasingly accessible to people with disabilities; some IoT technologies are specifically designed for people with disabilities, whereas others are repurposed by them.2 The IoT and its associated data are producing accessibility-related advances, ranging from smart home devices to self-driving cars. IoT devices and services are also empowering people with disabilities to participate more fully and autonomously in everyday life by reducing some needs for human intermediaries or accommodations. Data derived from people with disabilities’ use of IoT devices and services can provide insights into the challenges and opportunities experienced by users. These insights can enhance existing IoT products and lead to the development of new ones. DOWNLOAD