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The MakerBot Assistive Technology Challenge

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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.

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Reasonably recently in a hospital far, far away

Luke's hand

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. 

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Mobility Training: How not to fall down a hole

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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.

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The Toybox Tools: Putting Things Together

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Get me to the Gig

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Looking back on the many experiences I’ve had of accessing the theatre and music gigs, I wanted to write a blog about my experience of tickets, seating and booking as a disabled person and what technology and help I get to do this. I also wanted to assess how accessible the venues are and what I think might need to be changed. 

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