I came across a fledgling web site that I thought might be of interest to some people with Dejerine-Sottas: SCI PILOT (Spinal Cord Injury Peer Information Library on Technology). Billed as a resource about spinal cord injured consumer’s experiences with Continue reading SCI PILOT
Researchers at the University of Ulster, UK, have come up with technology that could bridge the digital divide for disabled people. A set of customised spectacles, dubbed the Look Device, allow individuals with severe physical impairments to surf the web Continue reading Surfing specs open net for disabled
Next on my reading list: The Age of Intelligent Machines, by Ray Kurzweil. There’s an excellent essay taken from the book about the future application of technology for the disabled reprinted at Neuroprosthesis News.
Since some people with Dejerine-Sottas experience deafness or hearing loss to some degree, I thought this story from CNN was applicable: Talking gloves to break barriers for deaf. (They don’t actually talk, they just display what the sign-language user is Continue reading Talking with your hands
To kick off this site, I’d like to begin with one of my favorite articles on the subject of assistive technology, The Next Brainiacs by John Hockenberry, from Wired. (Hockenberry, by the way, is also the author of Moving Violations: Continue reading When you think disability, think zeitgeist