The (Virtual) Check is in the Mail
Several years ago, I wrote a column in a local newspaper praising online shopping as a convenient alternative for people with physical disabilities. Last week, I became a new fan of another internet innovation -- paying bills online. A few minutes after registering on my bank's website, I paid my very first bill online (to the telephone company, in case anyone is curious).
Paying bills online is convenient in general, but especially for someone like me. Unable to physically sign a check, I have a joint account with a relative, so that someone else can sign my checks. Trusting that person isn't an issue, but at 28, it's about time that I take full responsibility for my own money. By paying my bills online (thanks to my computer's accessibility features) , I can do just that.
Just another way the internet has made my life more accessible.