Written by: Jessica Grono
Published By: Cerebral Palsy News Today
No matter what type of cerebral palsy a person has, it limits their independence to a certain extent. Independence is amazing, especially when you have such a limited range of freedom. Technology has improved the quality life of thousands of people who have significant disabilities. I know that each time I can do an action for myself, the feeling is indescribable. This week online, I learned of two children who have experienced the unexpected, thanks to advances in technology. Click here to read the rest of the story
Publisher: Disability Scoop
Written by: Shaun Heasley
From clothing to utensils and computers, a new exhibit is showcasing the varied and increasing ways that today’s world is adapting to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities.
The display at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum dubbed “Access+Ability” includes over 70 works that highlight how design is making a broad range of experiences more inclusive.
Divided into three sections — moving, connecting and living — the exhibit features the latest in cane technology, clothing with magnets and other accessibility modifications, eye-controlled speech-generating devices and more innovations.
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(Article Source: Ed Tech)
It is a statistic that most Americans would probably be stunned to find is so prevalent: One of out every 68 kids in the United States is on the autism spectrum, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it’s true that most children these days are considered “digital natives,” children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also find themselves most comfortable with a device in their hands.
In an article for the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, author Kristie Brown Lofland notes that children with ASD are visual learners, which means technology can be a valuable tool in the learning process.
“Technology just makes visual images more accessible to the individual with ASD. Computer graphics capture and maintain their attention,” Lofland writes. Click here to read the rest of the story.
Seizure apps are available on both iTunes and Android which journals seizure episodes. This allows people with epilepsy and parents to keep an accurate record of seizure occurrences.
Most apps include the following features.
- Time and visually record seizures as they happen
- Automatically add recorded seizures to the library
- Help request are sent to your emergency contacts with your current locations
- Information is organized into graphs to share with your medial provider
All of the apps below are free, You will just need to download onto your phone.
Epilepsy Foundation- My Seizure Diary
Epilepsy Ireland Diary
Epilepsy Ireland Diary
Epilepsy Tool Kit
My Seizure Diary
Seizure Alert and Recorder
Soterria Seizure Alert
Seizure Now- .99