Monday, October 29, 2012

Ipod Touch helps people with disabilities

This article on discusses how iPods can help people with disabilities be more independent, particularly in employment settings.

An Ipod Touch Can Revolutionize Daily Living For the Severely Disabled

iPod Touch

September 10, 2012
by Lindsay Abrams 

The tasks required of Jeffrey by his minimum wage job at a fast food restaurant were not beyond his physical or mental capacities to complete — he was responsible each day for emptying garbage cans, wiping down tables, sweeping, stocking condiments, and cleaning the bathrooms. But a case study published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation describes how, as a 21-year-old with autism, he required the near-constant supervision of a job coach to prompt him to rotate between his different duties and to help him remember the steps involved in each task.

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