Archive for the ‘Connection’ Category

App for deaf people to ‘hear’ group conversations

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Smart, very smart use of technology to enhance lives. Researchers have developed the first mobile app to make group conversations possible between deaf people and their hearing peers. The Transcense app “listens” and interprets conversations, providing real-time captioning on mobile devices.   http://youtu.be/vvoglCTd6x8 Indiegogo campaign : https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/transcense-group-conversations-made-accessible Transcence website : http://www.transcense.com/ via [New app lets deaf people ‘hear’ ...

You can’t have inclusion without openness

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

You can't have inclusion without openness. [caption id="attachment_562" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="circle with symbolic people around inner circumference"][/caption] That may seem obvious to some. But it's true power hit me like a ton of bricks when it popped into my head. More-so as I've been hung-up and writing on this openness thing for ...

The Social Internet as Social Assistive Device

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The social web offers a means of engagement that trascends the technology and transforms lives. Strangely or not, I tend not to see myself as disabled. Maybe that's why I tend to focus on sharing more about what I'm doing than who I am or what I think about disability specific ...

Lifekludger vision from outside

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The other day my vanity feeds came up with another connection - this time in the shape of a photo on flickr that references Lifekludger being used in a blog post. The post was by Mike Poole who'd used a photo of a drawing Roy Blumenthal had started for me when ...

ConnectingUp – Get ConnectED: Weaving A New Social Web for People with Disabilities.

Monday, May 19th, 2008

The following is fro the Blog of Beth Kanter, a friend who's up in Brisbane at the ConnectingUp Conference for Non-profits. Big thanks to Beth. I am posting her notes on this breakout session as it highlights some of the key Benefits and Barriers for people living with disability participating in ...

Talking about Tools to OTs

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

The group of Occupational Therapy students at UNISA I spoke with yesterday about how to use tools to do life with disability. The course title is "Enabling Occupation" Occupation being any activity in this case. I like to simplify that to mean "Helping to do stuff". Which ain't a bad ...

Isolation kills

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Social Isolation kills - period. It kills a person’s hope, kills their spirit, and kills their potential. I know a little about this phenomenon but thankfully less than a lot in the realm of those people who are living with a disability. I know a lot more about it second hand ...

occupational therapy lecture

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Just like last year, I gave my lecture about my life with disability and the things I've learnt along the way to a class of OT students at UNISA a couple weeks ago. Another big group and two hours trying talk loud as I could meant I was buggered aftewards but ...

Death brings new life to supply

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Doc says: III. Advertising is going to die. PR is already dead. Advertising has a problem. It's not efficient. ............. But it's still waste. The day will come when something new will connect demand and supply directly and efficiently. (Maybe Google will do that too... who knows?). Then advertising as we know ...

Lifekludger Haystack

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

In a previous post I mentioned I'd looked at the Haystack idea Chris Carfi is developing. I created a haystack for Lifekludger and now have put a Link from the sidebar of the Lifekludger blog page. This will enable you to add yourself to the Lifekludger Haystack. By doing so you ...

Like trying to find a needle in a ….

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

When Doc quotes Christopher Carfi and within the context comments about the new service Haystack as an example of what Don Marti calls 2GI, or 2nd Generation Intermediation. Its a new form of mediation that gets older forms out of the way. It's the shortest distance, for example, betwen users ...

Life on the edge

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Doc talks about it, JP adds substance to it, now I want to give a Lifekludger view. Shift the context to a disability perspective. While Doc and co's thoughts are around the Net Neutrality debate, it's the humanity aspects outlined that perked my interest. JP says eloquently: The edge is about people. ...