Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

Accessible travel tips in New York

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Times Square! Broadway! Bright lights! Rockefeller Center! Empire State Building! 9-11! When I think of big, bold, brave, and, well, the greatest city on Earth, my mind stops at New York. My family and I visited between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, one of the busiest times of the year in the city. We stayed Dec. 26-28 in the SOHO neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. We visited toy stores, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Station, the subway, 9-11 Memorial, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. My biggest concern about the entire trip was

Posted by Josh pate Jan 22, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Six Gadgets to help keep Elders Safe

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The modern world can be dangerous for today’s senior citizens. With so much traffic, technology and constant change, seniors need ways to stay protected from predators and scam artists while also protecting their own health. Families can use these six gadgets to keep elders safe while helping them maintain their independence as much as possible.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jan 08, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

PEEK Vision: Connecting Mobile Technology and Ophthalmology

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As mobile technology improves, securing our well-being doesn’t rely entirely on the hands of medical professionals, but also with the help of mobile devices and applications. Giving proof to this is the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) Vision, which consists of a mobile app and a clip-on hardware. The tool is aimed to transform any Android smartphone into a portable diagnostic suite. As of the latest news, the project is being developed in London, under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, an ophthalmologist at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. How will this advancement in mobile medicine help the visually impaired?

Posted by Kyle Albert Jan 07, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Five Ways to Make Your Home a Safer Place

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A home is a place of comfort, happiness, and relaxation—at least it should be. Unfortunately, for many seniors the home can begin to pose new health and safety threats, making it less of a sanctuary than it used to be. Slippery floors, fires, and solitude are all things to safeguard against while living at home. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your home remains a safe and healthy haven for as long as you live there.

Posted by Elena Watson Oct 16, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Bedsores: Knowing the Signs and What to Do About Them

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For individuals who are detained to their bed for long periods of time, bedsores can be a very real, and sometimes even deadly problem. Bed sores, sometimes called pressure ulcers, are open sores on the skin that result from prolonged pressure on a bony area of the body, such as the hips, elbows, shoulders, or knees. When left untreated such ulcers can develop

Posted by Elena Watson Sep 09, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Let me move!

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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,

Posted by Susan Silverman May 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Importance of Physical Literacy for People with Disabilities

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The concept of Physical Literacy has been presented and referenced in research literature for over a decade, but I was not familiar with it until recently.  Physical Literacy is defined as, “the degree to which an individual demonstrates competency in a range of movement forms.” [i]

Posted by Kerry Mar 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

5 Effective Exercises For People With Limited Mobility

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People with limited mobility could get agitated and lethargic from sitting in a wheelchair for prolonged periods of time.

Posted by Chris Miller Mar 27, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Morgan’s Wonderland An All-Access Amusement Park!

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The phrase “Fun for the Whole family” finds true meaning at Morgan’s Wonderland! It’s the first park of its kind on the planet expressly designed for the recreation and pleasure of individuals with disabilities—and their friends and family.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Mar 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A Magical (and Accessible) Vacation

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My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment