The transformative impact of the iPad and touch devices on those with disabilities is plateauing, and will soon be fading. These devices have seen very little innovation since 2012-2013 with the introduction of the Mini and the Air. They are still excellent devices, but their sales have declined for these reasons.
The United States Census reports that among the 53.9 million school-aged children (age 5-17), there are 2.8 million with a disability (5.2 percent). This number is accurate, compelling, but capable of being ignored, since the majority of children in…
America has made great progress with regard to disabilities in general and Autism specifically, but after twenty years on this journey, it would be unwise to be satisfied.
I simply wish we could decide Autism is life. There doesn’t have to be a win or loss. We can simply enjoy life. The hard and easy. The joyful and sad. All of it is discovery, family, and hopefully destiny…that moment when we realize we were meant to be together.
Inspire Service – whenever and wherever we can our message to engineers and developers should be, “You can help others!” Help them see and understand the importance of including Autism in their development mission. Here in Silicon Valley people want to help others, but often times they have no idea how to do it…you can provide the answer.
I was fortunate enough to attend Google I/O 2014. There are two things which captured my attention. The first was Project Tango, which was on my radar prior to Google I/O. Project Tango is the work of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) and is lead by Johnny Lee. The work they are doing with new high powered tablets holds great promise for those with special needs.