6 inventions that are changing British people's lives!Read More
Mobile apps traditionally focused on leisure and fun: the simple but addictive game Snake, launched by Nokia in 1998, became something of a global fascination, still remembered fondly by many of those who bought mobiles in the early 2000s. But developers gradually turned their attention to more philanthropic concerns, with each improvement of app technology later adapted into ‘assistive technology’, which helps those living with disabilities complete day-to-day tasks.Read More
We all like to live as independently as possible, and for disabled people, technology and apps are an invaluable aid to achieving this. It seems that everyone nowadays owns a smartphone and tablet, and with that comes a seemingly unlimited world of apps to choose from.
But which should you consider and how could they enhance your life?Read More
Of the 11.6 million people with disabilities in the UK, a fifth report having difficulty accessing transport. Many avoid travelling altogether, leading to isolation and depression. Making all transport accessible to everyone may seem a challenge but there are two beacons of hope: technology and people.Read More
Worldwide, around a billion people have a disability, says the World Health Organisation.
In Europe and America, this is one in five people. And since they are less likely to be in work, their poverty rate is about twice as high.
So technologies that could help disabled people contribute more in the workplace - and improve their quality of life - are surely welcome.
And it also makes good business sense.
If a million more disabled people could work, the UK economy alone would grow 1.7%, or £45bn ($64bn), says disability charity Scope.Read More