Last week, we discussed the the various barriers to accessing technology such as socioeconomic factors, age, and one’s mindset. Another important barrier is disabilities. I’ve had personal experience from watching my dad struggle with simple things such as writing an email because of his rheumatoid arthritis. However, technology has come a long way in order to aid those with disabilities. The article discusses one way in which technology, specifically the iPad, is being used as a therapeutic device for those with disabilities. It is a less expensive alternative to the specially made devices. However, the article did point out that as easy as it was for Owen Cain to use the iPad, there were still some difficulties.
6 September 2011
Technology Breaking Barriers
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