Use of technology to help disabled… or not

In seven years a lot has changed with regard to technology at least in the eyes of former TV engineer Jeff Hall. At the age of 40 Jeff was paralyzed by a stroke that left him with only limited movement in his head, arms and legs. With the help of his text-to-voice synthesizer and common everyday technologies, he is able to live his life, sending text messages or emailing  his friends. This is all made possible by disabled designers that big companies, such as Microsoft, employ to provide a different approach of thinking and feedback on the products they create,  making them more accessible by anyone and everyone. Read more on how technology has changed and how it may be a hindrance to people with disabilities  in this  BBC article.