4.5.3 Connectivity

Connecting all primary, secondary and post-secondary schools to ICTs by 2015 was one of the targets set by world leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The lack of fixed-line telecommunication infrastructure has been an obstacle to accessing the Internet in many under-served and remote parts of the developing world. The increasing levels of connectivity to the Internet through wireless broadband -- a growing trend in developing countries -- promises to improve Internet connectivity in developing countries, including in schools. For students with disabilities, the possibility of accessing educational content online will significantly improve their ability to participate in mainstream education.