BBC Scotland: How smart tech could transform disabled people’s lives

30 December 2019
Source: BBC Scotland

Within a generation, technology has radically changed the way most people live their BBC news logolives.

Smartphones and other devices are an added layer of convenience for many people – but they are making it possible to create innovations which could transform the everyday experiences of disabled people.

“The possibilities are immense,” according to Robin Spinks, a senior innovation manager at the charity RNIB.

He is focussed on how technology can be deployed to improve the lives of blind people and those with visual impairment.

The key change for many disabled users has been the introduction of alternatives to typing information in to a device.

“We’re moving away from a society where people assume that screen-based input – through a keyboard or smartphone – is the norm,” says Robin.

Read the full article on the BBC Scotland website

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