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The Web Has Made Assistive Technology Amazing

Posted by | Filed under Disabilities | Sep 8, 2015 | Tags: , , | No Comments

twhmaPeople with visual, hearing, or other physical impairments are usually familiar with the assistive technology that helps them live, learn, and communicate with others. But not every home-based entrepreneur is aware that these technologies can help them communicate with the largest possible audience.

There are more than 30 million people with disabilities who can be affected by the design of computer software, according to Mike Paciello, founder and CTO of WebABLE, a Nashua, N.H.-based consulting firm that focuses on assistive technologies. In 1998, the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities reported that consumers with physical disabilities control more than $175 billion in discretionary income. “For SOHOs, that seems to be incentive enough to use these technologies,” says Paciello.

At the most fundamental level, your Web site can be specially coded to accommodate people with disabilities. Directions for doing this have been collected by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The organization’s Web Accessibility Initiative can be found at www.w3.org/WAI. “The guidelines cover everything from how to create …

How To Live Better With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by | Filed under Disabilities | Sep 6, 2015 | 3 Comments

bwraRheumatoid arthritis can affect the quality of life in many aspects. If you have this disease diagnosed, than you know the best what does it mean to live with RA. Pain that you may feel is probably stopping you from many activities, but it can also cause you anxiety. That’s why you definitely want help with rheumatoid arthritis. If you prefer natural remedies then you can find few ideas here about natural methods of easing the pain at rheumatoid arthritis. First thing is to protect joints from heavy lifting. Even if you don’t feel pain in joints, you should protect them. For example, do not lift heavy pots. If you read a book, hold it with your palms instead with fingers. These small steps may be of great help later. On the other hand, you should not stop being active. Exercise is still possible and preferable. It can give you energy and keep you in good mood. You don’t have to chose heavy workouts, but simple walking or swimming will …

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