Four ways technology can help disabled people
The technology we see used on a daily basis can be used differently to help the lives of disabled people. We explore four unexpected ways that digital technology can be used.
Assistive technology is often thought of as being wheelchairs and hearing aids, but actually it’s an umbrella term that covers everything from pencil grips to the latest tablets. As the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability raises awareness of what technology means to its patients this Brain Awareness Week (Mar 11-18th), we thought it would be fitting to explore the different ways disabled people can benefit from everyday technology.
Using tablets to speak
The portability and affordability of tablets has made them a popular tool for speech and language therapists. Apps such as Speak for Yourself and Augie AAC allow therapists to work with individuals to help them access a vocabulary of over 13,000 words – all with just a few taps of the screen.