The simple act of switching on a light or lamp when its getting dark is something most of us take for granted. But if you had limited mobility or a lack of fine motor skills, it is not so easy. Turning on the light switch, using a TV remote or game controller, or simply powering up a computer can be challenging. Thankfully, technology has advanced to the point where devices such as tablets, smart phones and PC’s can be used to control these tasks, making everyday household activities possible for people living with disability.
Twelve month pilot
In late 2012, Rocky Bay commenced a twelve month Environmental Control Assistive Technology pilot project, funded by Disability Services Commission, to measure the effectiveness of new technology in facilitating greater independence for people living with disability.
Rocky Bay clients, Dylan and Jakob were involved in the project and we checked in on them to see how technology has made a positive difference to them – watch their videos today to learn more about this exciting project.
Click on each image to watch their short video