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Sat in the Garden

by on June 3, 2013

Disability in Business

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What is the point of having technology if we cannot use it to assist people to overcome barriers with the Social Model of Disability in mind? I find myself sat in the garden on my new motorised chair, working on my iPad Mini via my home’s Wifi courtesy of Sky, interacting with people as if I was in the same room as them. Yet I don’t have to leave my house and my technology brings the old I am restricted in normally, right to my view and to my fingertips. This is what technology in communications is doing for me as a disabled person who is extremely restricted mobility wise, due to wrecking my shoulders self-propelling and due to my deteriorating condition of the spinal cord. Yet at the press of a button and a few well-placed taps on the iPad I can control a…

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