As Internet Technology Surges Ahead, The Disabled Are Often Left BehindAccess to businesses and public places is protected by law for Americans with disabilities; but when it comes to websites and apps, the protection isn't so clear.
AP: As Homework Moves Online, Millions Lack Home InternetThe consequences can be dire for children in these situations, because students with home internet consistently score higher in reading, math and science. And the homework gap in many ways mirrors broader educational barriers for poor and minority students.
Binge Watching On Netflix No Longer Requires Internet AccessNetflix subscribers can now binge on many of their favorite shows and movies even when they don't have an internet connection. The long-awaited offline option announced Wednesday gives Netflix's 87 million subscribers offline access to videos for the first time in the streaming service's decade-long history.
CPS Bringing High-Speed Internet To Every ClassroomEvery classroom at the Chicago Public Schools should have broadband wireless Internet access by next school year, thanks to a $38 million federal grant announced Tuesday.
Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
Orland Park Library Porn Policy An Issue In Board ElectionElections for library board members normally would not draw much attention, but they do when using free Internet to access pornography becomes a campaign issue.
City, Comcast Team Up To Bring Affordable Internet AccessThe City of Chicago and Comcast are teaming up in a pilot project to make broadband Internet access affordable for hundreds of thousands of low income families.