Tag: technology

App could bring more forecourt freedom

App could bring more forecourt freedom

A disabled man has invented a smartphone app which aims to make getting assistance at petrol stations less of a lottery for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility, reports Helen Dolphin. Thanks to many developments in driving adaptations there are now many severely disabled people able to drive. However, the question of how you put … Continue reading App could bring more forecourt freedom

Bionics: The right to choice and having a voice

Bionics: The right to choice and having a voice

In the final part of his series on disability and technological enhancement, Mik Scarlet ponders the dilemmas faced by those who opt for bionic solutions. The first ball of the 2014 World Cup was kicked not by a world-famous footballer or celebrity but by 29-year-old paraplegic Juliano Pinto, wearing an experimental thought-controlled exoskeleton built by … Continue reading Bionics: The right to choice and having a voice

AW 500 multi-alarm wristwatch from Amplicomms

AW 500 multi-alarm wristwatch from Amplicomms

A multi-alarm wristwatch designed with deaf people particularly, though not exclusively, in mind also manages to look good, says Ian Macrae As disabled people we often have to accept that, when it comes to things which are made to enable us, style is often forfeited to functional utilitarian appearance. From old-fashioned NHS wheelchairs to bathroom … Continue reading AW 500 multi-alarm wristwatch from Amplicomms