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Not many people realize that something as simple as buttoning a shirt shouldn't be taken for granted.
When Don Horton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, his inability to button his shirt led his wife Maura to embark on a sartorial quest to help him feel independent.

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When Don Horton was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, his inability to button his shirt led his wife Maura to embark on a sartorial quest to help him feel independent.
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Thank you, Google. One request, please try and make the "winner" fit into univeral design, which allows all people to use it. Too often we aim at a select group, whether it is "able-bodied", visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically impaired, etc. Universal design fits everyone.
 
What if we worked together to create a more accessible world for all?

Today we’re announcing $20 million in grant funding through the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities. We’re challenging the thinkers, the doers, the builders to create technologies that can make a difference to the one billion people around the world living with a disability.

Together, let’s ask the right questions, find new answers, and build a better world, faster. Join us: http://get.google.com/disabilitiesimpactchallenge/
Let’s work together to help change this. The ‘Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities’ aims to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. Click here to take part.
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Neurofibromatosis

It is a genetic disorder characterized by disturbance in nervous system and leads to tumors form on nerve tissues. The tumors can develop anywhere in nervous system such as spinal cord, brain, and nerve as well. It can be diagnosed during childhood or in early adulthood.
The tumors developed as a result of neurofibromatosis are usually noncancerous called benign but they may be malignant (cancerous). Only mild symptoms appear in the affected persons. The effects have variety and can range from learning impairment, hearing loss and heart and blood vessels disorders which leads to severe disability as a result of nerves suppression by tumors, severe pain and loss of vision.

The aim of treatment is to maximize healthy growth and development. In addition to this early manage of complications is required. In case of large tumors surgery is the only thing which can facilitate you. But some people also get benefits from other therapies. These therapies normally include physical therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery.
www.mediologiest.com/brain-diseases/neurofibromatosis-types-causes-symptoms-treatments-and-medications/
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The the future is now. 
At Caltech, Erik Sorto, a quadriplegic, controlled a robot arm with his mind to drink a beer, feed himself, and play video games.
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Dolls for everyone! I know this isn't really assistive tech related but it is disability related afterall and we know we all love 3D Printing.

Check it out. 

#3Dprintingrules #ToysforEveryone
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According to their blog, they're working on a printed wheelchair accessory too.
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The world's first Home automation device that learns your schedule and reduces your electric bill - https://goo.gl/MT4Uuq
Ottomate is raising funds for Ottobox: Learning Home Automation on Kickstarter! Home automation device that learns your schedule and reduces your electric bill.
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NTT DOCOMO Launches Smartphone with Iris Unlock authentication Feature.

For More Deatils visit on
http://www.technews21.com/2015/05/ntt-docomo-launches-smartphone-with.html
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A community where sharing knowledge about disabilities is key with a focus on adaptation, assistive technology and learning strategies. /r/Dattshow

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This is big news. Good on ya' Google. Money well spent. 
Google has launched an initiative to support emerging technologies that help people with disabilities live more independently. The Google Impact Challenge: D...
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Okay.  I work at a Canadian University Library under Services for students with disabilities. One thing that everyone needs is a little skills development before they set an academic path to a career. Even those with a disability.. who knew right? The Canadian government just launched this fantastic app that will help the young mind work out the right path. More for Secondary students prior to picking a post-secondary program. Check it yo.

Skills Canada Launches ‘Essential Skills’ iOS App for Students and Teachers. (From #iphoheincanada


#canada   #skillsdevelopment  
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Apple has got an eye on accessibility. 
This Thursday the 21st of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness of the importance of making technology — everythin...
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Have a look at these 'elderly crossing' road signs! Spring Chicken are doing some great work to overcome stereotypes of ageing!

VOTE for your favourite now | http://www.springchicken.co.uk/signofthetimes/
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Artificial intelligence on home security devices - https://goo.gl/sJJm6U
BuddyGuard is raising funds for BuddyGuard: Smarter Home Security. Easy and Affordable. on Kickstarter! BuddyGuard's Flare is a complete, independent Home Security System in a single device. It protects you and your home all by itself.
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It challenging enough to be a impaired individual, you can’t even work in a real job, it just creates up disappointment. Impairment expenses offer some comfort, but hardly take the place of a job is earnings.
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