First 5 minutes of the presentation I thought: What I am doing here? David Banes
was telling audience about problems of disable people with accessing new technologies. My organization does not have resources and knowledge to start helping disable people, I thought. I could not be more wrong.
During the presentation I understood that even so small organization as mine can start to work with people that for example cannot leave their home. We only need Skype to start helping. Mostly from what I understood, AbilityNet
, organization for which Mr. Banes works for, trys to find simple and cheap ways to help disable people. For example program My computer My way
. Starting from setting most basic defaults on the computers, through advising how to use mouse and keyboard we can shift people skills to higher level.
I will not mention here all problems and all solutions. I have attached power point presentation so all of you that are interested could go into details by our self’s. Additionally in the presentation we can find links to different websites where are tones of information about their work. For those that will not have time to go through all of them, I encourage to go at least to http://www.youtube.com/user/abilitynet.
After watching movie Talk Given With The Eyes Only
i understood what Mr. Banes try to show us with the presentation. Mostly there are already technologies which make our lives easier. There are technologies with which we can help others. All we need to do is just look around and we can find the solution to a problem with which we are fighting.
Vienna Workshop Nov 2008.pptx