The digital divide in Brazil and the accessibility as a fundamental right



The research analyses the problem of digital inequality in Brazil. We are based on official indicators, in addition to the literature on the subject. We argue that tackling the digital divide by general data alone can result in generic conclusions and, consequently, ineffective proposals. We propose that the particularities of individuals, together with their place of residence, have a significant impact on the identification of inequality. We collect research on digital accessibility and social exclusion. The results demonstrate the increase in access to information technologies in Brazil until 2018. However, we have identified unequal digital access. The article concludes that digital accessibility must be understood as a fundamental right in Brazil to demand specific public policies to reverse the situation.

Palabras clave:

brecha digital brasileña, desarrollo, exclusión digital, accesibilidad digital, derecho fundamental a la accesibilidad digital