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Inventions Needed to Make Everyday Life Easier

Author: Disabled World : Contact: www.disabled-world.com

Published: 2019-03-27 : (Rev. 2020-03-23)

Synopsis and Key Points:

List of everyday things that either need inventing, or should be easier and more accessible, for seniors, people with disabilities, and the general population.

Why don't manufactures of USB plugs, dongles, flash cards or memory sticks use a raised embossed symbol or similar so we can tell which side is up?

I can not recall a time when I could read prescription instructions on medications without the need of 3 pairs of glasses plus a zillion times magnifying glass!

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Given the fact that we now live in the 21st century it is surprising just how many everyday things there are that should be easier, and more accessible, for seniors, people with disabilities, as well as the general population.

Google search results seem to feature endless web site lists of handy, gadgets, gizmos, and widgets that are currently available. However, it appears finding a list of things that SHOULD be created is a little harder - so we decided to create such a list. Listed below are a collection of things we feel should be invented or changed in order to be accessible, practical, solve a problem, and provide ease of use.

We would love to hear from you if you can suggest a handy feature, or item, that would make life easier for you. If your suggestion is suitable, (you'd be surprised at some of the suggestions we receive...), and you grant us permission, we will add your idea to this page, and maybe some handy-person, inventor, or even yourself, will bring it to life. Or, someone may actually take notice of things that need changing, such as the fact that the aging population no longer has 20/20 vision to read microscopic instructions on medications etc. I can not for the life of me recall a time when I could read prescription instructions on medication packages, tubes or containers, without the need of 3 pairs of glasses plus a zillion times magnifying glass! The writing seems to be smaller every year.

Another example are USB cords or devices, a common everyday item we use practically every single day. Why on Earth don't the manufactures of these USB plugs, dongles, flash cards or memory sticks use a raised embossed symbol, or something similar, so we can tell which side is up? Apparently the only way of knowing the correct side to insert the USB into your computer is:

USB plugs are not the most accessible devices for persons with a vision disability are they?

Image shows a persons arm holding a light bulb in their hand with a background illustration of a blue mechanical gear and illumination effects.
Image shows a persons arm holding a light bulb in their hand with a background illustration of a blue mechanical gear and illumination effects.

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