Archive for the ‘People’ Category

How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

... While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn't even exist until a few years ago. But features like ...

In search of the Ubiquitous Mouthstick

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Mick (email on request) sent me this very pertinent email the other day about the un-ubiquitous nature of mouthsticks. Lads is it just me or do we all use any given mouth-stick for a broad variety of tasks? I ask because I find that many of the solutions offered for a ...

Lego Prosthetic Leg – [video]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

  Christina Stephens, aka AmputeeOT made an amazing time-lapse of building her own Lego prosthetic leg.       [wp_youtube]W8fdXNN0irI[/wp_youtube] via MAKE 

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 ...

People don’t scale, People Networks do.

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I read with interest my good mate, Hugo Ortega's UberTablet blog. Hugo was the very first guest on our Extraordinary Everyday Lives podcast and, outside of my regular colleagues, has been the single biggest supporter of my Lifekludger endeavours, and indeed myself, in a substantial way - providing equipment to ...

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 ...

Lifekludger geekstory video on

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

The Geek Stories: David Wallace the Lifekludger Nick now has video of me and my geek story from the other day out on Microsoft's Channel 10 site - Check it out...if you're game.

Lifekludger and Munge brothers geek out.

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Just had a visit from Nick Hodge and Mike Seyfang. You'll know Mike as my co-host and co-hort in all things geeky and new media and Nick is from Microsoft Channel 10 and start_geek. We were doing some geeking out while Nick shot some video and tell my geek story. ...

tools = freedom

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Back on Jan 16 and 18, posts by JP alerted me of a video of Lawrence Lessig speaking at the 23rd Chaos Communications Congress. Here’s a link to the video. JP says: One of the key points made by Lawrence Lessig in his 23C3 speech is how code, once used solely ...

A Full Circle, LearnDog Lifekludger Moment

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

UPDATE 2006-10-26: The podcast episode featuring the chat with Nancy is now online over at the Extraordinary Everyday Lives Show page Nancy White is in Australia on a whirlwind speaking tour. She was in Adelaide today and Mike was playing chauffeur and tour guide. Nancy, Mike and I took the opportunity to ...

We are Human beings not human doings

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

JP has some thoughts about humans multitasking which came out of something Edward Hallowell said in an article about what Mr Hallowell terms 'Attention Deficit Trait'. Quoting the bit that sparked this from an article from the The Economist (not the interview article linked above): ....... "Mr Hallowell says that people ...