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Breaking Down Barriers to Voting for Seniors

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[18/03/2011] A study of a process called mobile polling – where election officials register voters onsite, then bring voting ballots to long term care residents and provide voter assistance as needed – found that nursing home residents, staff and election officials all agreed that mobile polling is better than current voting methods.Breaking Down Barriers to Voting for Seniors - Read more

How the Elderly Find their Ways

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[14/01/2011] The research project “Older People's Use of Unfamiliar Space” examined the strategies used by older people to find their way in unfamiliar spaces as pedestrians and users of public transport.How the Elderly Find their Ways - Read more

Inaccessible Kiosks: Airline Discriminates Blind Passengers

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[08/11/2010] United uses airport kiosks that employ touchscreen technology in a manner such that they cannot be used by blind passengers. Inaccessible Kiosks: Airline Discriminates Blind Passengers - Read more

Blind Inventors Revolutionise Computer Access

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[13/10/2010] For many blind people computers are inaccessible. It can cost upwards of AUD$1000 to purchase "screen reader" software, but two blind computer programmers from Australia have solved this problem.Blind Inventors Revolutionise Computer Access - Read more

Barrier-free living

When living in one’s very own four walls, people utter the desire, “This is where I want to grow old!" However, when retirement does come along other problems follow that weren't considered before. That may not pose a problem yet, but for people in wheelchairs, for example, these things can be a huge burden. Barrier-free living - Read more

Design Opens Door to 'Full Screen' Braille Displays

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[03/05/2010] New research is moving us closer to the development of a display system that would allow the blind to take full advantage of the Web and other computer applications.Design Opens Door to 'Full Screen' Braille Displays - Read more

Playing 'Pong' with the Blink of an Eye

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[29/03/2010] University students have developed a computer game that is operated by eye movements, which could allow people with severe physical disabilities to become 'gamers' for the first time.Playing 'Pong' with the Blink of an Eye - Read more

Facilitating Internet Use for People with Handicap

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[24/03/2010] In his PhD thesis a researcher tested a system that facilitates creating a more personalised Internet for the disabled. He also devised innovative techniques for experts in adapting web pages.Facilitating Internet Use for People with Handicap - Read more

Elderly at Risk of Elevator-Related Injuries

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[26/02/2010] Older adults are more likely to use elevators than stairs or escalators. While elevators are one of the safest forms of transportation, they can pose a real danger for the aging population.Elderly at Risk of Elevator-Related Injuries - Read more

Special Gloves Help Understanding the Effects of Arthritis

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[08/02/2010] A pair of arthritis simulation gloves, which reproduce the reduction in functional capacity experienced by persons with arthritis, helps better understand how arthritis affects a person's ability to grasp, pinch, turn, lift and twist objects.Special Gloves Help Understanding the Effects of Arthritis - Read more

 
 

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