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5 Developments that have changed the lives of people with disabilities

Life with a disability is very different in today’s day and age compared to 10 years ago as there have been all kinds of terrific developments and advances which can make life much easier and help those with a disability with many aspects of daily life.

Here are a few of the best developments that have been made in recent times to change the lives of people with disabilities for the better.

Computer Developments

Computers are one major area which can help the lives of those with a wide range of disabilities. Professor Stephen Hawking stated that he was lucky to be born in the computer age as his scientific career would have been impossible without one. Computers can help to empower people in countless ways, largely through the ability to easily communicate, online shopping and work.

Smartphones

Similarly, smartphones have transformed the lives of those with disabilities (as well as the entire population). Again, this can make communication much easier for those with a wide range of disabilities, plus there are various apps that can be used to help the individual to overcome the challenges that their disability presents. 

Rehabilitative Technology

Rehabilitative technology is any technology that can be used to help an individual to restore and improve function whether this is due to old age, an injury or disability. There are many different types that can be used to help people with a wide range of disabilities, such as screen readers for those that have issues with their vision.

Mobility Aids

Mobility is one of the more common issues that can result from a wide range of disabilities. Aids such as scooters, wheelchairs and canes have been around for a long time, but they have developed and improved drastically in recent times and now there are all kinds of impressive, high-performing mobility aids that can allow those with disabilities to compete in sport.

Motoring

Following on from this, there have also been strides made in terms of motoring which can help those with a disability to either comfortably travel in a vehicle or, in some cases, drive themselves. Places like Allied Mobility have disabled cars which use ramps, lifts and other features to help those with a disability to travel and provide personal freedom and independence. There are also features like hand pedals and joystick steering wheels that can be used to help those with a disability to drive a vehicle themselves.

As you can see, there have been many excellent developments in recent times which can make life much better and easier to manage for those with a wide range of disabilities.

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