As we follow the exciting Paralympic Games, we’re seeing how assistive technology in the form of specific sport-adapted wheelchairs; balls that bleep; and specially designed prosthetics are helping athletes win medals that rattle .
But you don’t have to be a Rio Paralympics elite athlete to reap the benefit of assistive technology. High-tech and low-tech – assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices are helping millions of ordinary people gain greater independence and enjoy fully-rounded participation in more and more activities.
And at the Inclusion Conference on 27th September in Leeds you can find out more about what is available. Adie Platts, owner of AJP Technologies, gives us a sneak preview of his conference presentation and the workshops he is holding. Continue reading