We have a problem here in our modern society (well, more than one, but I’ll just tackle this one for today). Our world is set up for us to be as still as possible. I don’t know about you,
Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'
This GPS unit is perfect for someone on the go, who wants to find their way around town using voice rather than vision. The GPS unit “Where Am I” tool gives you your precise location and a description of what is around you; and even allows you to save your destinations and trips so that you can use them again (called geotagging).
The AT and Apple team have come up with a wide range of assistive technology devices that go wherever you go! New mini-microphones, tiny rechargeable speakers, page bots (balls to turn pages in an eReader) and stationary clips for the leg, arm, table, arm-rest are just a few accommodation aides provided by this savvy tech company. In addition to this short list the team has developed many, many more tools that you should look into.
How would you like to be told you could be superman, the actual superman, a character that has been around since 1932 and known all around the world? Well, a man that did not take anything for granted had that very opportunity.
Read part I of this post here: http://blog.ncpad.org/2011/06/01/the-a-t-galler…hnology-part-i/
I have used an assortment of adaptive technology over the years. Assistive or Adaptive Technology (A.T.) is defined as “products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”.[i]
Apple may not have known how much the iPad would be a game changer in the way it could reach out and help people with disabilities. But it has done so time and again, including children with autism or other disabilities. But now Apple is interested in making it possible to deliver content to multiple users with varying disabilities, catering to each person’s specific needs in a classroom-like setting.
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? But this Romeo has nothing to do with Shakespeare and everything to do with robots being a companion and helpmate. And not like that…if you were thinking “hmmm, Romeo huh?”