Posts Tagged ‘disabled’
Part 2: AT for Cutting Without Cuts!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff In the video linked to this post, I share about a few more AT devices and strategies that might make cutting up food in the kitchen safer and more accessible. Below are the devices from the video along with links where you might find the devices online. Please…Read More
AT for Cutting Without Cuts in the Kitchen: a Vlog!
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff Due to precautions related Covid-19, many of us are cooking from home more. For someone whose disability impacts their vision, fine motor, hand dexterity, and upper body strength and coordination, cutting and chopping food can be challenging. Assistive Technology (AT) devices are available that may help. In the…Read More
“I didn’t quite catch that. Can you repeat it?” -Siri on iPhone
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff Voice Assistants (VAs) are software that has been programmed to listen to users and (hopefully) perform resulting actions. “Users can ask their [voice] assistants questions, control home automation devices and media playback via voice, and manage other basic tasks such as email, to-do lists, and calendars with verbal…Read More
Representation in Fashion
By Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS, MATP Staff In my last two blog posts, Access Moves Fashion Forward! and Taking Steps Towards Access in Footwear!, I wrote about how the things that we wear are being designed with access in mind for more and more people. In this post, I share about how clothing, footwear, and…Read More
The Last Straw
By MATP Staff Jen Mullins, BS, CTRS “Though plastic straws are a luxury for some, they are a necessity for others. Straws function as an accessibility tool and have historically been used to offer independence for people with disabilities.” –Mashable, 2018. During a trip to Washington D.C. last year, my first meal in the city…Read More