May 10, 2013
Hi folks. Welcome to “Accessibility Minute”, your weekly look at Assisitive Technology—those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs.
Many people rely on their smart phone, computer calendar or a schedule written on paper with a pen or pencil to make sure they don't forget their daily activities. Some people with intellectual disabilities may struggle with a traditional schedule and may not have the literacy skills required to interact with an electronic calendar. To help in this situation, it may be useful to create a visual schedule or picture-based calendar. Simple stick figure symbols for wake up, make bed, brush teeth and comb hair may be useful prompts to help with those daily activities. Other times, sequential photographs of a person performing these tasks may do the trick.
For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com. That was your accessibility minute for this week. I’m Wade Wingler with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.
Visual Schedules: http://bit.ly/13IYuTo