Sight Saver

Goon news for people losing their vision because of age and other factors. This bionic eyeball might look like it’s been plucked from the skull of a movie android, but it’s really a symbol of hope for millions of people with retinal disease and age-related macular...

Wheelchair friendly car...

What was once old is now new again! The newer version of a soon to be available electric car for people with disabilities is somewhat of a rebirth of what used to be known as a British Invalid Carriage. A motorized, 3-wheeled fiberglass shell designed for driving on the road. However, it...

MRI – it can be f...

If you have ever had an MRI or CT scan then you will relate to some of the difficulties people face when they first see the machine they will be slid into for a short period of time. The test length depends on the particular test and the area of the body being scanned. Regardless of the...

Books for ALL Eyes

Here is new book concept that obviously strived for equality when designing how their final product would be accessed by both those who can see and those who cannot. A children’s book from Thailand called Mr. Light and Mr. Dark uses a typeface that combines regular text and Braille so...

Accessible Mexico!

Having spend 3 months of one winter in Mexico I can attest to the fact that for the most part access was not top of the list in most areas and at most resorts. Things are slowly changing thanks to the aging travel population and I came across this interesting article about a resort in...

Blood Work Robotics

How do you feel about going for blood work? Many people are squeamish when it comes to having blood drawn; they don’t like the sight of blood, the feel of the plastic tube wrapping around their arm and look away when the needle is about to be inserted. Overall it is harmless yet...

Body AS Art

For people who use prosthetics and are tired of trying to fit in this is new twist on body AS art. UK’s Alternative Limb Project is helping that particular audience express them self and boost their self-esteem, with fashionable, unconventional prosthetics. This company/project was...

QRamp

QRamp™ is a relatively new ramping system that is making quite a bit of buzz for itself in the accessibility world and rightly so because it is simply a fantastic product hands down. It meets all the checks and balances and then some. We had the pleasure of interviewing Derek McGivern...

How Change Could Happen...

If Canada and Ontario in particular really wants to encourage business to be accessible they might consider offering tax incentives like the United States offers to businesses.It is not rocket science; we all know it is all about the money. Personally I don’t think forcing business out...

Diversity Dolls

Toys help children learn about their environment, understand about social relating and hopeful instill the joy of stretching their imagination. Technology has certainly made a huge impact on the business of toy making but even so children still need hands-on objects. After all, it is...

eMENUs

Initially when restaurants installed wheelchair ramps they expected them to help and be used by wheelchair users, however it soon became apparent they were a huge benefit to other customers as well. Mothers with strollers, people who used walkers, the Elderly to name only a few, and it...

Hibernation

Whenever we think of hibernation we think of bears. Likely because of childhood fairytales and storybooks that focused on the fact that bears slept through the winter months. Considering the amount of cold winds and snowfalls we have endured this winter who could blame them? Hibernation...

Employment Creativity

In India a business is making an effort to integrate those with sight problems into society. Made In The Dark is a jewelry brand enabling blind women in India to create designs using their sense of smell. Created through a collaboration between three Royal College of Art students in the...

Thinking Universally

Great news for techy’s with dexterity limitations. There is now a Plug-and-play devise that adapts for iOS. The rise of touchscreen devices could leave people with less dexterity behind. Thinking universally, the pererro device from UK-based assistive technology RSL Steeper is a...

Big Disappointment

Everyone experiences disappointments but my recent unexpected vacation disappointment unfolded like a pilot script for a reality show. What was hoped to be the vacation of all vacations turned out to be a harrowing test of personal fortitude. Let’s start with the fact that traveling...

Big Holiday

It has been a while since I have taken a big holiday. The kind where you count the days until it’s take off time. Over the summer months I did however enjoy attending various wonderful music festivals that were located close enough to allow for small weekend type excursions. My partner...