The Role of Technology in Service Delivery for People with Disabilities in Rural Communities

  • Stacie L. RobertsonEmail author


The era of technology is upon us and is identified as a common and permanent part of day-to-day function. Technology offers a cost-saving alternative for service delivery. Both the use and application of technology are available in metro and nonmetro areas; however, a distinguishing feature is the extent to which residents are utilizing and benefiting from it. In this chapter, the influencing role of technology is examined and means of how it can be more readily available and advantageous to persons with disabilities in rural areas.


Technology Rural Disability Digital Age Standard of care Digital literacy Telecounseling Telehealth Teleservices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation and CounselingCalifornia State University, San BernardinoSan BernardinoUSA

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