With the advancements in technology, those who are disabled have more advantages than they’ve ever had before. They are able to do more and accomplish more and are no longer tied to their homes feeling cut off from the world. Here are some ways that technology is helping:
Voice Recognition Software
One of the major ways that technology has helped is through voice recognition software. This helps those who are not able to type or use a mouse to use computers. Programs such as Dragon Naturally Speaking have the ability to recognize a person’s voice and follow commands including composing emails. This is very helpful for those who are wheelchair bound to communicate with friends online. It can even be used on websites such as Facebook.
There are many smartphones available with apps that can help the disabled such as Blackberry phones. What is a Blackberry phone? It’s a multi-use communication device that can receive emails, surf the web, and use many applications including games. There are some amazing apps out there. For example, there is one called ThinkContacts. This app uses a headset to measure a person’s brainwaves. While looking at a contact list, the user can choose a person to call by the headset measuring when attention level goes above 80 percent. Other useful apps include LocalEyes and BrailleBuddies for those who are blind.
This is just a small sampling of the many ways technology helps those with disabilities, and more ways are being developed every day. This is just another way that technology is improving the lives of everyone living in this world.