This web site has been serving up impartial information and ideas on the use of assistive technology for 10 years and in many ways its age is beginning to show. Behind the scenes a new dynamic site is being built with a renewed focus. The new site will explore how technology can be used to improve people's lives by helping them access meaningful activities in learning, leisure and work, regardless of their disability.
The new Better Living Through Technology will go live this summer.
A standard computer is a powerful tool able to provide access to many essential tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible for a disabled person to accomplish. Examples include writing letters and reading the news without the need to handle a pen or turn the pages of a newspaper. With additional, sometimes specialist, software or hardware a computer's function can go much further, helping with tasks such as verbal communication and environmental control.
There are endless ways in which technology can help people with disabiities gain greater independent access to leisure, learning and employment.
The standard keyboard and mouse on a computer present a barrier to many people with physical difficulties; the screen can be less than accessible for people with a visual impairment, and the complexity of software can deliver an environment that is difficult or impossible for users with learning difficulties.
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The BLTT Blog keeps an eye on new and improving technologies from around the world and highlights new additions and improvements on the main BLTT website.
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