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Assistive Technology Gadgets That Could Change Your Life


  • Published: 2014-09-03 (Revised/Updated 2017-06-25) : Author: Michael Leavy - Managing Director of Home Healthcare Adaptations : Contact: home-healthcare-adaptations.ie
  • Synopsis: Infographic, with transcript, shows some of the uses of assistive technology devices in use today.

"Assistive technology devices can help someone improve physical or mental functioning, overcome a disorder or impairment, prevent the worsening of a condition, increase capacity to learn, or even replace a missing limb." Suzanne Robitaille, Author of The Illustrated Guide to Assistive Technology.

For vision impaired what follows is a transcript of the infographic kindly supplied by Home Healthcare Adaptations, a family run company based in Ireland that specializes in adapting homes for those with disabilities and the elderly.

Transcript:

Helping Visually Impaired

The Braille EDGE 40 Display

Helping Wheelchair Users

Kenguru Electric Car

Transcript Continues below Infograpic...

Assistive Technology Gadgets Infographic

...Continued

Helping Limited Limb Usage

HeadMouse Extreme

Helping Hearing Loss

Alarm Clock Pro Vibrating Clock

The Multi-Tasker

The iPad & Apps

"Touch has made it exceptionally accessible - everyone has an iPad, everyone has an iPod. If you're someone with a disability, having something that other people are using makes you feel like part of the in-crowd." Michelle Diament, Co-founder, Disability Scoop

References:

1. www.abilitymagazine.com/abledbody.html
2. mashable.com/2012/02/29/tech-disabilities/
3. mashable.com/2013/09/12/assistive-technology/
4. www.gizmag.com/kenguru-enters-production/23412/
5. www.harriscomm.com/bellman-vibrating-alarm-clock-pro-led.html
6. mashable.com/2011/07/25/ipads-disabilities/

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