Breakthroughs in technology help people with disabilities live independently

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Breakthroughs in technology are helping people with disabilities accomplish daily taks on their own.

And Tuesday at the State House the University of South Carolina’s Assistive Technology Program demonstrated technology that’s doing just that.

The outreach coordinator of the program showed additions to his wheelchair that allow him to go places most wheelchairs won’t like in the woods to go hunting.

And the director of the program’s expo, which will be held next month, showed some simple technology that helps with basic skills like reading and listening.

Dr. Carol Page said, “A young woman in her 20s wanting to live alone she had intellectual disabilities and wanted to read her power bill. So she would pass the pen over her text and it would read to her out loud. So she would be able to read her powerbill independenlty without depending on someone else.”

On March 5th the program will be hosting an expo that puts all of this technology on display and connects people with disabilities to the resources. You can find info on the expo HERE. 
 

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