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Find out about the many ways DLF helps the general public and healthcare professionals find out about daily living equipment and assistive technology.

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An Assistive listening device is one of many devices which assists deaf or hard of hearing in situations where a hearing aid or cochlear implant is inadequate. They are designed to enhance communication in situations with a lot of background noise or group situations.

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Smart phones are an excellent example of technology with the potential to enhance the teaching and learning experience of children with disabilities. In addition to serving as a means of communication, smart phones have the capability to run multiple applications that support and accompany students in their day-to-day activities. For example, the iPhone offers the application iSigns. The app facilitates communication between deaf students and general education teachers and other who do not sign. Students and teachers who need to learn American Sign Language can use the program containing 800 signs with gestures modeled with a 3D character.


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The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting accessible and assistive technology for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for all who create and contribute accessible ICT products, services and consumer technologies. With its theme of “Accessible and Assistive Technologies Innovations: New Frontiers for Independent Living”, the 2018 M-Enabling Summit will provide a platform for empowering technologies and focus on next-generation innovations and breakthroughs for users of all abilities.

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Bringing together professionals, corporations, service organizations, and key thought leaders, the M-Enabling Summit is an all-inclusive conference and showcase featuring innovative technology, mobile applications, connected devices, and services for more than one-billion users worldwide.
The M-Enabling Summit is the ideal venue to support independent living in an interconnected world for seniors and persons with disabilities. These technological advances are becoming an essential differentiator in gaining a competitive advantage. The M-Enabling program is designed to give attendees tools, knowledge, and networking opportunities to implement into their everyday lives in this rapidly expanding market of assistive and accessibility technologies.

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Assistive Technology is an ever-changing group of products and devices. Today devices everyone uses can be easily adapted to assist those with special needs. The current trend for technology is to make it simple to learn, to use, integrate, and support. This is welcome news to parents and caregivers of children with special needs. This new trend allows for more people to have the ability to use the technology.

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As we all know, technology in the 21st century is getting better and more complex, on a seemingly exponential level of growth. Also, more and more people are forced to live with disabilities that are making their quality of life much worse than it could be. What our group chose to report was the new technology that is starting to change the quality of life for the disabled, in a positive direction. In the last ten years alone, technology for the disabled has gotten much, much better, and we felt that this would be a great issue to bring forth.

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In this day and age, we are seeing an increasing amount of human beings with paralysis disabilities. Quadriplegia, the complete paralysis of the body from the neck down, and Paraplegia, the paralysis of both legs (most commonly caused by spinal cord injury) are the most infamous cases of paralysis. Luckily, with all the advances in technology in the 21st century, people with paralysis are beginning to see the world in a whole new light. Improved technologies for pre-existing aides such as wheelchairs are considerably better than before, and even internal projects that require surgery are on the rise.

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At the same time, applications designed for people with disabilities are crossing over into the mainstream, blurring the distinctions between AT and consumer technologies. Text-to-speech is an integral part of in vehicle GPS units and cell phones, screen magnifiers help consumers cope with shrinking screen sizes, and captions on TV and internet video are being used to reinforce language learning an to provide viewing solutions for noisy environments.