I’ve been thinking about how much technology and disability aids play a role in my day-to-day life. Living with my disability can sometimes be hard but technology makes it so much easier. I’m going to write about some of mine and my friend’s experiences of using technology that has helped us, but also some of the simpler gadgets and tricks that you may not expect to be as transforming as they are.
In a new BBC article published by Ouch! this week, there is discussion about how to make banking safer and easier for people with disabilities. After reading the article, I thought I’d write a blog post on how I manage my money as a visually impaired person, any difficulties I’ve had – and how I overcome them.
If you like Star Trek, you’ll know that the Borg are part lifeform, part machine! Wearable Technology might not quite be the same thing but I thought I’d have a look and see what wearable technology we could adapt to serve the needs of disabled people (sorry…that’s more Star Trek 😉
I’ve been hearing a lot about 3D printing over the past six months, and when I read up about it I was sure that it could be used in some way to manufacture specially adapted equipment for disabled people more cheaply. I decided to read about how 3D printing is helping disabled people to explore new ways of facing challenging situations and overcoming them.
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.