Welcome to the Aidis Trust blog. Here you’ll find our posts on assistive technology that are meant to inform and encourage discussion. Feel free to join in!

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Driverless Cars – What’s The Harm?

Google-driverless-car

Initially I was going to write my second blog in my series about gaming  which will be coming shortly. However, as a bit of a motorhead, I saw the news about driverless cars coming to the UK soon and couldn’t help myself!

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Accessible Gaming: An Introduction

Game screenshot

Gaming is brilliant fun, but it is harder to access the world of gaming when you have a disability. In a series of blog posts over the coming weeks, I will be reviewing the various ways that people with disabilities can access games over the Internet or through the use of games consoles, such as the Xbox or the Wii U.

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The Cost of Disabled Living By Maya Haynes

Picture of loose changeOur new volunteer, Maya Haynes, has written a blog about her experiences of the extra costs of living with a disability and how the Government’s changes to benefits might affect her.

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Costs for disabled people accessing online services

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Following on from Julian’s blog yesterday, I thought I’d comment on how it costs more for some disabled people to access services that are now only accessible over the internet.

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The cost of Assistive Technology

cost_of_assistivetechOne of the biggest gripes for those needing Assistive Technology is the Price. The phrase Special Needs = Special Price is true, more often than not.

Now, let’s look at a section of Assistive Technology for ease of argument – Communication devices (AAC). Using a computer tablet with software to select words and phrases to communicate with.

 As with many arguments, there are always at least 2 camps. Those for the prices being high and those against.

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