Project Equal Access

Project Equal Access

Summary: My ankle injury, which calls for a lot of home rest, has made me realize how lucky I am to have the entertainment and mental stimulation despite being cooped up at home. So, if not for cable TV, the Internet and my iPod, I would be bored stiff!

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My ankle injury, which calls for a lot of home rest, has made me realize how lucky I am to have the entertainment and mental stimulation despite being cooped up at home. So, if not for cable TV, the Internet and my iPod, I would be bored stiff!

But what about the underprivileged who do not have computers or Internet access? How do people, who do not have modern technology, elevate the boredom of being confined in their homes? This also got me thinking: Are the disabled plugged into the information age?

Despite reports of a growing digitally connected population, even in the most matured IT markets like Singapore, there are still pockets of communities that do not have access to modern technology. As Asia develops into one of the world's biggest and fastest-growing IT markets, I'm sure that the region's IT industry players can help to close the gap between the haves and havesnot. I'm sure there are programs in place to help the needy, but there is always room for more help. And no matter how small the project may be, I'm confident that we can effect positive change. I've some ideas, and plan to speak to industry contacts who may also be keen to embark on this. Drop me an e-mail, if you, too, have an idea or would like to get involved.

Until someone comes up with a better name, I'll call this: Project Equal Access.

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.

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