Sunday, October 21, 2007

You can observe a lot by just watching.

The title of today's post is actually a quote from Yogi Berra. In the context of a sports competition it make a lot of sense to watch or observe others, especially the opposing team. We can all do well by observing others and when living with disability, seeing how others do things can provide us inspiration or ideas how we might overcome obstacles that slow our progress.

If you thought the video I posted recently about a though controlled wheelchair was interesting, check out these videos of people living with disability using assistive technology to move their mountains!
Inspiring videos of disabled people using assistive technology

A few examples of what these videos show:

* A guy with spinal muscular atrophy playing World of Warcraft and Unreal Tournament 2004 using only his thumb: One Thumb to Rule Them All
* A woman with ALS controlling her computer with a switch taped to her cheek: A pivotal role in the household
* A girl with athetoid cerebral palsy who can write and draw thanks to the computer: Me and my computer
* A woman with cerebral palsy who uses her computer to do graphic design work: We can because we think we can

Read the referenced article with video links.

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