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gadgets, hacks & kludges for people living with disability



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How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:08:32 +0000

… While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn’t even exist until a few years ago. But features like Apple’s “Home” app […]



Liftware Level

Sun, 07 May 2017 04:35:07 +0000

Introducing Liftware Level — a new product to help hold a utensil at the angle needed to enjoy any meal. Liftware Level is designed to help people with limited hand and arm mobility, which may be related to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, Huntington’s disease, or post-stroke deficits, eat more easily.   Liftware Level


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https://www.liftware.com/videos/video-level.mp4




Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:02:06 +0000

We help the blind and visually impaired quickly identify objects using affordable, cutting-edge technology. Source: Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence



Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 04:18:08 +0000

With the advent of the iPhone 5 and the “Lightning” connector, the Danglet style lanyard which clips in the large charging port, is now obselete. Until this year when the iPhone SE came out I used a lanyard from Danglet for my phones. A lanyard is so important and integral to my use of a mobile […]



Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:17:22 +0000

A reader, Patricia, recently sent me these resources to share.   A colleague of mine has a special needs daughter and is easily one of the hardest working moms I know. Recently she told me about her frustrations with finding enough time in the day — she said she’s always hearing about different ways to […]



If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

Thu, 19 May 2016 08:20:37 +0000

Techinsider recently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7. One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition. It’s rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor. Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the phone’s usefulness […]



A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:25:07 +0000

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I’ve seen recently. Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a pocket and the cube […]



Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:57:08 +0000

Watch video from usatoday Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, “Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we’re humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25.”Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party devices, from hearing aids to […]



Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Sun, 17 May 2015 09:15:10 +0000

  UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker David Hopkinson, helped […]



Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 19:28:29 +0000

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. – Opensourced     via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.



Faraday Stylus’ new capacities program

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:39:56 +0000

Just came across the iFaraday stylus via a blog post on ATMac. All their stylus’ look good and I’m impressed with their “new capacities” program which states Our goal is to enable anyone who wants to use a capacitive touch screen device.  We have three working designs that enable folks to use a capacitive touch […]



App for deaf people to ‘hear’ group conversations

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 02:28:58 +0000

Smart, very smart use of technology to enhance lives. Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.   Indiegogo campaign : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transcense-group-conversations-made-accessible Transcence website : http://www.transcense.com/ via [New app lets deaf […]