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.
Posts Tagged ‘Assistive Technology’
I recently read an article published in The Guardian Online called How The Internet Still Fails Disabled People. I decided to write a blog about all things online, and whether I agree that the Internet is indeed failing to meet the needs of those of us with disabilities.
I’ve been wondering if there are any useful developments in technology that can be helpful for people with disabilities. It’s often the things that are not designed for people with disabilities specifically, that can help us as disabled people, to get the most out of our everyday lives. During my research, I found out about Computex – an annual technology show in Taiwan. I decided to blog about some of the devices that were demonstrated there and how they could potentially help the disability community.
I recently got a new iPad Mini as my birthday present (thanks Mum!). I thought I’d write a blog about how I use the iPad, how I access Apps and what it helps me to do that I couldn’t do before.
I’ve always loved listening to music, watching music videos, and playing musical instruments and singing. Music is a big part of my family’s life and we all really enjoy it. As a visually impaired person, some elements of enjoying music are difficult for me. I thought I’d write a blog about how technology (and my Mum!) is helping me overcome these.