http://bit.ly/2LmsaBH PillClok Smart Pill Box with Configurable Alarms - designed for older people who forget to take pills, a digital pillbox with configurable alarms. Pillbox with 1 or 4 daily doses, app for stock reminder/control and portable version. Built-in speaker, backlit design, reminds you to take pills at the time you set for every pill holder. App shows status of medicine stock in box, reminds you when needing to refill. #seniorcare#aging#assistivetechnology#Caregiving#ElderCare#SeniorCare#mHealth#ehealth#HealthTech
A success story from our Utah Assistive Technology Program: Joel 'Montana' Filmore was accidentally hitting buttons while he used the joystick on his power wheelchair. But in a creative moment he thought an old deer antler might be the solution. Check our bio for the link to the whole story! #assistivetechnology#wheelchairlife#adaptivereuse
Simple movements, like tapping a phone screen, can be challenging for people who experience decreased muscular function. Self-made designer Tatsuo Ishibashi decided to help with his own assistive tools.
We understand that Assistive Technology like Obi can be expensive 🤖💰 However, as all of our users have experienced, the independence gained through Obi is invaluable in so many ways ✨ Luckily, there are many ways to make Obi more affordable! Many of our users have found success through both Private Insurance & Medicaid, School Programs, the VA, Advocacy Groups, Crowd Funding, etc. Scroll through to learn more about Funding & Reimbursement or message us for more info! 👍🏻😊
EXHIBITION!!! ‘Memory Boxes’. These 7 #metamorphogram images used to be #origami boxes. They had #assistivetechnology inside to anonymously record the thoughts of the people they lived with for a while. People also living with #dementia . The #memorybox images, and words they captured, are now on show at @exploreyorklibraryandarchive where visitors can use another Memory Box to record their own thoughts on dementia. Come along, any day until 28th September. @impgalleryphoto @openeyegallery @redeyetpn @lensthinkyorkshire @alzheimerssoc @yorkopenstudios @yorkprintmakers #memory#self#whoami#neurophilosophy
Hey Creators! An additional note on accessibility
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (Level A)
It's a good idea to provide a method which allows users to skip content blocks, modules, or components.
For some users: navigating your application with alot of zoom is necessary for them to understand it, and other's may
even require a screen-reader. But they're some challenges with those methods of navigation:
1) at high-zoom
users will have to crawl through excessive amount of content.
2) Screen Readers announce all links on a page in chronologic order.
The goal here is to help users get to where they need to be as effectively as possible. So we want to provide a method which allows them to bypass certain blocks by targeting elements that brings users the most value.
Keep in mind: maintaining consistency throughout the user experience is critical, this allows users to develop predictability when users your application and that goes a long way.
Paypals dev team created a solution called SkipTo which covers all of this, by dynamically determining the most important places on a page and presenting it to the user.
I'm applying for part-time work whilst kids are in school, so I was testing my typing skills this morning and doing some exercises on a website called typingtrainer.com to try and build up my speed and accuracy. They also had a link to a kids site typetastic.com which teaches kids typing through games and activities. Which is great my two have been taking turns on the games. I think it would be great for them to have keyboard skills especially for Jack as he struggles with writing due to having dyspraxia. Using a laptop in school might be an option for him in the future if his writing difficulties start to become a real problem with him keeping up. #typing#keyboardskills#dyspraxia#assistivetechnology#jobhunting#refreshingmyskills#typetastic#specialneedsparenting
http://bit.ly/2Ljskxe #VodafoneGroup V-SOS Emergency Alert WristBand - SOS button and easy-to-use app - wristband will alert you and your family if they need help or if it detects a fall whether they are out and about, at home or even in the shower. SOS alert - pressing a button for 3 seconds will alert designated contacts. Care co-ordination - Contacts can call or message from within app to determine who will attend emergency. Fall detection using algorithm & in-built accelerometer. User location can be identified when an emergency is ongoing using combination of GPS & mobile network. Water resistant - IP67 certified. #seniorcare#aging#assistivetechnology#Caregiving#ElderCare#SeniorCare#mHealth#ehealth#HealthTech#WearableTech
BASSC AAC/AT Spotlight!
Hi! I'm Maggie Judson, AAC Specialist at BASSC.
1. ➡ This is my 11th year as a school-based SLP and I'm currently completing a post-graduate certificate program in Assistive Technology 📚📝
2. ➡ My therapy goals: keep it simple and push it into the classroom 👍
3. ➡ In my free time I like to match songs to our professional development trainings 🎶
4. ➡ I'm kidding. I have a red headed 7-year-old, I don't have any free time ⌛💙 #basscAAC#aac#instaslp#aacmodeling#aacslp#slp#assistivetechnology#aacrocks#speechlanguagepathology#schoolslp
#RIT ’s annual Studio 930 Design Consultancy is a multidisciplinary studio experience where students work collaboratively with industry to design access and health technologies products. This summer’s products were exhibited earlier this month — some of which will soon be used by the community partners. 📸: RIT Photo Services. #RITartdesign#multidisciplinary#accesstechnology#assistivetechnology @rit_id
Here's how @pants_up_easy allows folks with limited mobility to use the restroom independently!
Pants Up Easy CEO and Founder Doug Pearson demonstrates the device. [Boomerang Video of man in wheelchair using device to pull himself up.] #assistivetechnology#pantsupeasy#independentliving
The Samoa Integrated Mobility Device Service (SIMDES) project has now been completed! "By the end of 2018, the service will have four Samoans trained in prosthetics and orthotics, capable of locally fabricating lower limb prostheses for the hundreds of diabetic amputees accessing the service.
1,367 Samoans have registered with the Mobility Device Service (MDS) since it began in November 2014 and were provided with 1,889 mobility devices by the end of May 2018. At the end of this project the MDS has the capacity to provide over 600 devices a year"
We were more than happy to donate to the MDS and help their efforts in establishing a permanent Prosthetic & Orthotic service in Samoa. Well done to all involved! To read the full article visit - http://www.motivation.org.au/project-success-in-samoa/
Rowheels @rowheels1 unique design uses pulling (“rowing” action) instead of pushing to propel the user forward. Traditional “pushing” mechanism uses two muscle groups in the body, which get overused over a period of time. This action also pull the shoulder joints forward in an unstable position, which ultimately result in injury and pain. Revolution 1.0 uses muscles from the upper back and shoulders for a more comfortable action, thus reducing shoulder related injuries. Over a period of time, the Revolution 1.0 can also strengthen the upper body.
Another interesting feature of the Revolution 1.0 wheelchair is its oval hand rims. These rims have been known to reduce hand and wrist pain. If a user doesn’t have a good grip, two different types of rims – RibGrip (ergonomic and responsive) and Q-Grip (anti-slip, latex free, neoprene coating) can also be provided to them for improved grip and control, increased performance, and decreased fatigue. The Revolution 1.0 is also very light and foldable and can also be transported easily when the user is traveling.
Full story and video in profile link. #assistivetechnology#wheelchair#wheelchairlife#mobility#limitedmobility#rowheels#rowheels1#shoulderhealth#shoulderworkout
Campers play with the person identification feature of the iOS app Seeing AI. These middle-schoolers got a huge kick out of the app's misses, i.e., an 11-year-old boy being identified as an 8-year-old girl. They expended significant energy trying to fool the app by making faces. #assistivetechnology#disability#MonTECH
Scooot’s 3-in-1 design means 3-times the fun and 3-times as many chances to fulfill potential.
Scooot provides an early experience of independence for lots of kids with mobility challenges. It frees them to explore their home, play with pals, chase big brothers and race little sisters without any help 😊 Thanks @fireflybyleckey for your amazing products!
Happy Tuesday everyone! At the weekend, we received our business cards in the post! Exciting times! This will make it easier when we go to events and meet people! So many times I meet such lovely and interesting people but I forget to take their details! Looking forward to exchanging details & getting to know you all! T
In celebration of 100 followers we thought we would do an introduction to who we are! 💁♀️➡️ Jeanna & Maggie are SLPs and the AAC/AT team at BASSC (a special education co-op in Illinois). 🤷➡️ We provide AAC/AT evaluations, treatment, trainings, & consults to our member districts. 🤷➡️ We plan on providing videos & demonstrations on how to easily & simply implement AAC/AT strategies & materials for treatment! ▶️ Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Link in bio.
Individual bios to come later this week!
MonTECH within the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities invites applications for the Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist position who will provide demonstrations, training, assessments, and support for people with disabilities who need AT. #assistivetechnology#disability
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer.
Follow this link to apply and or to learn more about the position: http://bit.ly/2060umjobs
Did you know that Apple iPads have built-in assistive features that can help people with disabilities to develop their literacy skills? Today #MadaCenter held a training session for educators and healhcare professionals to train them on using those features. To learn more our open training program, please visit our website. Link in bio. #AssistiveTechnology