Closing the Digital Divide Gap for the Disabled

More than 40 million people in the U.S. have a disability (U.S. Census Bureau). However, although the disabled report having some access to technology, the digital divide between those who have a disability and those who do not remains a concern.
By: Disability Network Wayne County Detroit
DETROIT - Dec. 14, 2021 - PRLog -- Some 62% of adults with a disability say they own a desktop or laptop computer, compared with 81% of those without a disability, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted Jan. 25-Feb. 8, 2021. And when it comes to smartphone ownership, there is a gap of 16 percentage points between those with a disability and those without one (72% vs. 88%).

Disability Network Wayne County Detroit has partnered with Cintex Wireless to provide free phones to the disabled and elderly community in Wayne County. Disability Network Wayne County Detroit is a community service, community resource and advocacy nonprofit organization. We serve individuals in the City of Detroit and Wayne County with disabilities. We combine experience and peer-support in delivering services to people with disabilities and their families. We partner with community agencies, schools, and businesses to improve quality of life. Our services are provided onsite, in schools and various community locations. Our mission is to educate and connect people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change. And our vision is a community that values disability as human diversity, free of attitudinal barriers, where all people benefit with full access and inclusion.

Cintex Wireless is committed to doing its part to close the digital divide by offering affordable robust broadband internet service nationwide as an authorized top provider of the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

With the recent approval of the Affordable Connectivity Benefit, Cintex will continue to provide quality broadband services to households in need for the foreseeable future. In addition to providing the federally funded broadband benefit, Cintex Wireless also offers quality 4G and 5G devices from iconic brands such as Apple or Samsung at absolutely no cost which helps subscribers take advantage of this valuable program.

The combination of these generous broadband services, quality devices and first rate customer service has made Cintex Wireless a top provider of this crucial service offering not only high speed internet service for remote learning and homework but also voice and text services to help individuals keep in touch with Doctors, family members and job opportunities. To learn more about Cintex Wireless and the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, visit

If you are an eligible disabled or elderly person and are in need of a free phone and need help applying for a free phone, please fill out this form at on the Programs/Free Phones tab, to have someone assist you in getting a free phone shipped to your home.

Jeana Tall
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