Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

January 25th, 2017

We help the blind and visually impaired quickly identify objects using affordable, cutting-edge technology.

Source: Aipoly – Vision Through Artificial Intelligence

SpillNot Info – YouTube

January 1st, 2017


Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?

August 27th, 2016


Danglet securely clips into the dock connector port on the bottom of yout iPod or iPhone and gives you a handy way to connect a wrist or neck strap. We include a wrist strap and a neck strap... but you can also use your own!

Danglet securely clips into the dock connector port on the bottom of yout iPod or iPhone and gives you a handy way to connect a wrist or neck strap.

With the advent of the iPhone 5 and the “Lightning” connector, the Danglet style lanyard which clips in the large charging port, is now obselete.

Until this year when the iPhone SE came out I used a lanyard from Danglet for my phones.

A lanyard is so important and integral to my use of a mobile phone that back in the day I bought a box full of these Danglet lanyards.

Note these are only for an old iPhone 3, iPhone 4 series or even and iPod – with the old style large connector at the bottom of the phone.

So, if you have need of or want one drop me a donation in Paypal using the button below and I’ll send you one. (min $15 or so should do) I have about a half-dozen so first in best dressed.

Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources

August 5th, 2016

A reader, Patricia, recently sent me these resources to share.


A colleague of mine has a special needs daughter and is easily one of the hardest working moms I know. Recently she told me about her frustrations with finding enough time in the day — she said she’s always hearing about different ways to use her daughter’s uniqueness to help her blossom, but never has the time to sit and do the research.

Fortunately, finding the best research is my specialty!

While putting together some resources for my friend, I realized there are countless other parents with special needs children who need support. I decided to broaden my research and share my collection, which is why I’m reaching out to you today.

The Guide to Securing Life-long Accommodations for Adult Children with Special Needs

Teaching Your Child about Peers with Special Needs

Creating the Optimal Living Environment for a Child with ADHD

Autism Service Dogs, Leash-On-Life

ADHD and Addiction – What is the Risk?

Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Autism and Addiction: Coping with and Treating Your Dual Diagnosis

20 Incredible Colleges for Students with Special Needs

Thanks for supporting the parents of children at all ability levels!


If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

May 19th, 2016

Techinsider recently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7.

One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition.


It’s rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor.


Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the phone’s usefulness for anyone using a stick or other part of their body to go home on an iPhone. For example, I use my knuckle as my fingers are permanently bent.

Maybe the touch sensor would be able to recognise my knuckle-print? I might give it a try. However accessibility is about providing options for characteristics a person cannot change – every time an option is removed is a time a device becomes that little bit less accessible.

A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

September 1st, 2015

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I’ve seen recently.

Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a pocket and the cube responding by physically changing. Just brilliant.

Combine mechanical engineering, experimental theater, and an old dark church, and you’re bound to get some interesting results—a new navigation device, for instance.

That’s what happened when Yale University engineer Adam Spiers, a postdoctoral associate in the robotics lab of associate professor Aaron Dollar, worked on a London-based interactive production of “Flatland.” … The sighted and visually impaired audience members were kept in complete darkness most of the time … Guiding them through the darkness were handheld, shape-shifting cubes that Spiers designed and created with 3-D printing technology.

… The top half of the cube twists to direct users toward their next destination and extends forward to indicate the distance to reach it…. users know where to go by feeling the changing shapes.

“The simple idea is that when you’ve arrived at your target destination, it becomes a little cube again,” said Spiers, who specializes in the field of haptics, the sense of touch.

See link for video.

Curated by (Lifekludger)
Read full article at Source: A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

August 5th, 2015

Watch video from usatoday

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, “Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we’re humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25.”Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party devices, from hearing aids to Braille keyboards, many just make the phones themselves easier to use. Some features we all enjoy — think Google Now or Siri, or auto-correction — weren’t designed with accessibility in mind, though they can lend an assist just the same.

Here’s an overview of accessibility features found in both platforms:

On iPhone, start by tapping Settings on the home screen, tapping General and tapping Accessibility.

On Android, go to Settings, scroll down to system settings, and tap Accessibility.

Read the full article on usatoday blog… via Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone.

Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

May 17th, 2015

3d joystick gate


UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer.

With Joyce, fellow Maker David Hopkinson, helped with some more involved physical tasks for the project.

Read full article via – ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News.

Reader writes: Lead needed for Second Hand adaptive bike

May 12th, 2015

A recent email I received from Shellie:

I have been researching adaptive bikes for my 7 year old grandson. Many are so expensive and out of our price range.

Do you ever find people interested in selling a used bike?

So, if anyone knows anyone or any resources Shellie can tap into to find a used adaptive bike, please leave a comment below or send me an email and I’ll put you in touch.

[Bikes on Lifekludger]

Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology

April 20th, 2015

Muscular dystrophy robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology - ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation


The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need.

The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don’t need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who have a 3D printer and return a physical object.

It’s these kind of linkages of those who make things for fun and need things for life that Lifekludger has as its vision and the Internet and technology enables.

Muscular dystrophy robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

February 10th, 2015

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. – Opensourced



via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.

Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy

January 22nd, 2015

Shapedad is an outlet on Etsy that provides custom solutions for stylus’ for touch screens in many formats.

Shapedad says: “It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop.”

Some examples below:


finger stylus

headpointer stylus






strap stylus  mouthstick stylus





Special needs solutions by shapedad on Etsy