Informative Article | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015
Technology and its Advancements Helping the Differently Abled People
Abstract: Differently abled people are no different from normal people in using technology, if they are also considered as the end users. Not all humans are born same. Neither do they have the capability to do everything by their own. In the present scenario, there is a lot of distinction shown between normal and differently abled people. There are a lot of practices that are being followed to make everything possible, to be Universal. Providing a Barrier free built environment is taken as a major consideration these days. However, technology should act as an advantage for differently abled people by helping them mobilize things on their own. Using the present day technology, one should always see to provide maximum benefits to the differently abled people that may not be possible without these inventions. One needs to think Under the same criteria of how well and equally the differently abled people are being treated in the society by considering them as well, as the users of the innovations and technologies. This paper looks into understanding the need for Technological advancements that can benefit the differently abled people not only in assisting themselves, but also in accessing everything possible. This paper illustrates the significance of giving consideration to differently abled people while developing a new technology that would allow them to ultimately live a better life.
Keywords: Technology, Differently abled, Way finding, Universal, Assistive technology, Adaptive technology, Impairments
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,
Pages: 34 - 37
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