Throughout the years many people have suffered from disabilities that prevents them from living a normal daily life. Now a days our technology has advanced and people with disabilities can accomplish just about anything. Individuals with disabilities can use assistive technology to perform tasks that are difficult or nearly impossible. Not only has assistive technology blessed individuals with disabilities but also common day people. Curb cuts that are made for people with wheel chairs to cross the street, also contribute to easier access for bikers or parents with strollers. Assistive technology is a very crucial advancement in society and is very greatly appreciated.
Roughly 1 out of 250 people cannot walk without assistance. Wheel chairs have provided miracles for people who cannot walk. Wheel chairs have contributed to giving a disability person the most normal life they can get. They allow people to get around to where they need to be. There are several different types of wheel chairs that are made to accommodate a persons needs. There are electric power wheel chairs which can help people who do not have a lot of upper body strength. There are even sport wheel chairs for athletes who participate in sports like basket ball, tennis, or racing!
Hearing impairment is also something assistive technology has came to the rescue for. Hearing aids were first created in the 1920’s. Hearing aids help people who have poor hearing to turn up the sound and hear louder and clearer. Although hearing aids are a very successful invention they cannot always help everyone. People who are fully death there were other inventions like, flashing alarm clocks, texting, subtitles in the television, and vibrating fire alarms. Doctors still fight to research and discover ways to perfect hearing and avoid being deaf.
Many Americans having seeing problems or deal with blindness, but technology is still trying to fight to make their life’s easier also. Assistive technology has...