What have you found to help you fall asleep with chronic pain and other symptoms?
I have dealt with insomnia my whole life, but when my chronic pain and POTS worsened, this worsened. I can have a tough time breathing depending on how I lay down and which position I am in can really spike my heart rate (which makes me feel similar to being overcaffeinated. Not fun to sleep!) I have found that sleeping…
Useful & stylish gadgets
Granny Gets a grip - amazing! Just ordered some attractive looking grab rails - wood rather than plastic - which is exciting enough. But to make me even happier their service is amazing. I emailed that I had misunderstood delivery times so might be away if it did not arrive on time ... got a personal reply with a solution.…
Help is on the way for Apple users with vision impairment or cognitive disabilities.
Help is on the way for Apple users with vision impairment or cognitive disabilities. Last month was Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Apple previewed some new features in support of cognitive accessibility, personal voice, live speech, and more. The most significant update is "Assistive Access," designed to…
Tools to make daily tasks easier
Have you all heard of Abilitease? They’re a disabled owned company that design and creates adaptive tools to improve the quality of life for people of all abilities! Here is the link to check them and their products out!
TOM - Tikkun Olam Makers - brings together communities of people to help find customized solutions for people with disabilities. Here I am working with them last year on an adaptive winter coat. All projects are open source so anyone can reference what materials and designs were used in order to create their own solutions.
Architecture & Accessible Design
Paralyzed Veterans of America seeks to promote an accessible, barrier free environment for all veterans and people with disabilities. Access to public building and structures should be a fundamental right – and requires architectural design that makes public and private buildings, structures, entrances and other facilities…
Making Your Home Accessible
Home Accessibility There are so many incredible hacks people with disabilities design themselves or purchase to make their homes accessible. What are some of your home "hack" solutions to make your home accessible? Both digitally and for physical accessibility? Here's an interesting article from Disability At Home…
Smart Home Products for Accessibility
Smart Home Technologies, such as the Amazon Alexa and the Google Nest, can make living independently for someone with a disability safe and doable. These products can turn on and off the lights, check the weather, make to do lists, call 911, and so much more. You can read more about how the Amazon Alexa helps people with…