Mention the digital divide, and most people think it’s all about those with access to computers and the internet and those without. Traditionally, the difference lies between developed countries and undeveloped countries. Within some countries, this divide exists further between urban and rural areas. As time passes and resources and infrastructure change, this divide is reduced. But there are other digital divides that most of us ignore completely or are not even aware exist. Disabilities – There still exists a huge divide between people without disabilities and those with disabilities in terms of computer and peripheral usability and online accessibility. Disabilities can range from visual impairment to learning disabilities to physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. Digital Literacy – Some people seem to have been born using computers and are able to do anything online, while other do so reluctantly because they lack the skills needed to successfully find their way around. Sometimes this difference can be attributed to a generational divide. Those born after 1980 have pretty much grown up with the internet, while older generations can still remember using typewriters and having no other way to communicate than calling someone (through a landline) or sending letters via the post office. Devices – Another new digital divide is based on the type of device used to connect to the internet. More and more people use their smartphone or tablet to access the internet instead of a computer. It can be much easier and cheaper to buy a smartphone, thus reducing the more traditional digital divide within even undeveloped countries. Indeed, when there are iPads, iPhones, and Android smartphones/tablets everywhere, we laugh when a friend has only a basic mobile telephone to only call people or send text messages. But even when smart devices are prevalent, another divide comes from the price of accessing the internet. From country to country, there is a large disparity in data plan pricing. Usage – Finally, there’s the divide in terms of usage. Some people cannot live without being connected, while others simply prefer not to go online if they don’t have to. There can also be a sense of isolation from too much online “living”. Some believe we are no longer connecting offline because we spend so much time online. There is no reason to even leave the house when you can order your groceries and manage your bank accounts online. The very act of going online can also be isolating. Outside of social media and forums, when you visit websites or use online applications, you’re interacting with no one. There are probably other divides that exist or will arise in the future. As more and more governments, companies, and health care organizations move online, those on the wrong side of the divide should not be left behind.