Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

Breaking Down Barriers Through The Use Of Technology

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I never cease to be amazed by the opportunities that technology provides.  Things that were once thought to be impossible are made possible.  Limits and boundaries are destroyed – walls come crashing down – new doors are opened, sometimes faster than we know how to handle.  The world today is different than it was even yesterday. 

Posted by Carolyn Feb 01, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Accessibility in the Kitchen

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Just as I seem to be always preaching to other fitness professionals that there is a huge market out there for them if they would get training and experience (and market to) people with disabilities, I realized in researching this article that this really translates into other areas as well. For example, contractors should learn about and market barrier-free design and construction services, both commercially and residentially.

Posted by Blythe Jan 26, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized 9 Comments

VIDEO: Robot Allows Immune Deficient Student Attend School

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Lyndon Baty has been fighting all his life. He suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease and has virtually no immune system. So doing normal things, like going to school, used to be impossible. But now, new robotic technology is making it possible for Lyndon to do what he’s always wanted to do-be in class, with his friends.

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Technology May Help Redefine Students with Disabilities

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Assistive technology devices enable students with disabilities to express what they know, and rapid advancements in technology are helping to “redefine ability and disability,” says Milton Chen, senior fellow and director emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation. 

Posted by Blythe Jan 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

For the Amputees in Haiti, What Happens Now?

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With the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti happening this week, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the impact of natural disasters and tragedies and how we, as a society, respond to them.  As usual, my thoughts consistently wander to how all of that relates to disability and people with disabilities.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

5 Robotic Miracles Helping People Using Wheelchairs to Walk (Pictures)

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The future is expected to provide medical miracles such as these robotic devices to help people with disabilities who use a wheelchair to be able to walk on their own. Here are five of those robotic medical miracles that are either available now or in the very near future.

Posted by Tessa Jan 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 6 Comments

Making Life a Little Easier with Gadgets and Technology

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It’s always amazing to find new services or gadgets, and devices; especially when they make life easier. New technologies and solutions are always being developed. From Smartphone Apps, to depositing checks directly to ATMS and down to the small things, such as easy wine openers, the list goes on.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jan 06, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Assistive Technology in the Kitchen

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I had a conversation with some people at work the other day about what kind of assistive technologies are needed in the kitchen for cooking and preparing food. So I went to YouTube to see if there were any videos that could demonstrate some examples to me of what was out there. I found this great video from an organization in New Jersey that demonstrates five different assistive devices for use in the kitchen, and they are each under $25.

Posted by Blythe Jan 05, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Apple the 2010 Game Changer for Assistive Technology

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Assistive technology went cool and mainstream this year. With the launch of the iPad and popularity of the iPhone, Apple did a great job by growing the number of apps that were created for people with special needs. Apple had the foresight to build accessibility into the iPad and that’s a game changer. The iPad may become the most popular assistance technology device to date.

Posted by Tessa Dec 28, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Profiles of Technology in the Workplace

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In today’s workplace, technology seems to be what makes the world go round. Through assistive technology, people with disabilities have been able to achieve the same level of success in the workplace as anyone else. The impact of this technology therefore is drastic, and though we may hear this is the case, or assume that it’s probably the case, it’s nice to find out first-hand how this has happened for someone.

Posted by Blythe Dec 10, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments