This is the start of a blog series, which we’re going to be dedicating to exploring the mark disabled people are leaving in this digital age.
For those of you that don’t know, WordPress is the software used for the majority of blogs. It is also used to create many websites. Sounds daunting, right? Well, I thought so too, but ever since I’ve started using it, it has only surprised me by how easy and accessible it has been.
Neatebox, a company in Glasgow have come up with something they think will improve pelican crossings for disabled people.
(Technology doesn’t yet tell blind people if you’re offering a handshake)
Technology Is Amazing But It Does Not Erase Disability. This may seem a strange thing to say because I’m not trying to say that technology isn’t important.
Who Am I?
I suppose it might be worthwhile explaining who I am, as you’ll be reading more articles written by me. My name is Rebecca and I met Aidis Trust at an event in Birmingham this year. Aidis asked if I’d like to write for their blog and so here I am!
I was looking for some new information on disability technology online and came across the Assistive Technology Challenge, held in America and run by 3D printing company MakerBot.
A nine-year-old boy has just been fitted with a child-sized bionic hand! His family name may or may not be Skywalker, we cannot be sure, but it really is incredible how much technology has moved on. I wanted to explain how the hand works, what it does, and the possibilities that this presents for disabled people in the future.
Yesterday I went to the RNIB resource centre near Kings Cross Station in London and got myself a new cane. This I was able to do on my own because when I was young I was given “Mobility Training”. I thought I’d describe what this training involved and how important it is to me today.