The Benefits of Technology for Disabled People

When it comes to employing technology to help handicapped individuals, there are several options to consider. There are mobile phones on the market that can assist persons with a range of impairments, as well as universal computer keyboards. There have been significant developments to ensure that no member of society is unable to use technology.

There are several pieces of technology that aid people with a variety of needs. Having the correct technology for each individual is crucial to success. Here are a few examples of how technology may help handicapped persons.

Digital Assistants

Digital assistants are being used more often in homes around the United Kingdom. Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are the names of these ‘assistants.’ They are voice-controlled gadgets that are intended to reduce an individual’s burden. They are intended to grow more intuitive over time as they become more used to the various orders they are given. Users with physical limitations can benefit from being able to utilize voice commands. These gadgets may be used to control lighting, TVs, and other appliances.

Ergonomic Keyboards

Regardless matter the severity of the condition, communication is critical. Everyone requires a sense of belonging. Staying in contact is possible through a variety of channels. People can communicate via mobile phones, but laptops and computers allow them to communicate via email or video calls. Typing, on the other hand, is impossible for some. Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) sufferers are not permitted to use an accessible keyboard. There are, fortunately, excellent options. PCD Maltron is a fantastic ergonomic keyboard that allows users to relax while working on the computer.

Smartphone Apps

On mobile phones, there are a plethora of applications to choose from. There is a wide range of help available for persons with disabilities who have access to mobile phones. Apps can be used to remind patients to take their medications or to remind them when their next doctor’s visit is. HearYouNow enhances noises so that discussions may be heard more clearly, and Wheelmap lists all of the wheelchair accessible destinations in the globe. Perhaps even more striking is the MagicCarpet app, which allows users with the companion software to interact with interactive displays and learn in novel ways.

Everyday Tasks

It’s difficult to argue against the benefits of technology when it makes someone’s everyday life simpler. Users with limited mobility, for example, may now purchase online using computers. They may now reorder medication and medical supplies online and have them delivered to their home. There are wonderful products that can ensure that people with poor vision enjoy the same experiences. To solve the problem, VisionAid has developed desktop magnifiers and extending monitor arms. For persons with dyslexia, there is software that reads text from the screen.

Medical Assistance

In today’s world, technology is critical in assisting with medical difficulties. There are several practical reasons for someone with recurrent health issues to become accustomed to using a cell phone or laptop computer. People with disabilities can reduce their reliance on others by communicating with health experts via email. The majority of smartphones come with health monitors (Google Fit and Apple Health). There are, however, more complex applications that can assist with more difficult-to-manage conditions. 

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