All Access Technology
Technology is now opening doors – quite literally – for people with disabilities. For those of us with mobility issues, smart phone technology has made great strides in increasing independence. Apps that identify accessible locations in your city or full service gas stations, and devices such as Google Home and Alexa, are making life easier. Innovation in technology is also saving the day for those with severe mobility issues. Rather than relying on attendants or others to operate a TV remote, turn off a light, open a bedroom door, welcome a guest inside or choose a piece of music, now all you need is your device, the internet or iCloud and customized software to perform these tasks easily and independently. And, with big technology making accessibility a priority in their product lines, the high cost of outfitting a home is starting to come down.
We are proud to partner with Bell Mobility to enhance and expand the information we share on the topic of technology and accessibility. Stay tuned for a Bell Mobility-sponsored Cortree Disability Education course and for more information on this topic soon. In the meantime, here are a few resources of interest:
Check out some home door-opening options
Innovations by Tecla
Innovations by Novalte
A great app for drivers with disabilities
Take a closer look at Tecla-e