United Spinal Association wishes to emphasize the importance of the federal mobility strategy's recognition of accessibility and accommodation of mobile devices and apps to the functionality, productivity, independence and quality of life of people living with disabilities. Devices like the I-Pad and smart phones have already opened new worlds of communication and functional capacity to those with spinal cord injuries and paralysis and offer some of the greatest promise for advanicng the equality guaranteed in law for those with disabilities. We urge attention to and inclusion of this user group as the Federal Mobility Strategy is further developed, implemented and refined .
Idea No. 134