Cheers for 2013!

This will be my last post for 2012.  The world didn’t end after all, so we can look ahead to 2013 now.

Lots of exciting developments in the accessibility world this year.  I can’t wait to see how well-received the new MED-EL all-in-one CI processor is.  No more annoying cords and heavy processors sitting on the ear.

New breakthroughs in vision that were once a distant dream are now closer to reality.  When I was younger, being able to hear out of my deaf ear was never a tangible thing until this year.  I feel like it is only a matter of time before they make similar strides with vision.

One trend that I am really excited about is the rise of virtual learning.  This will be a great way to reach out to people who can’t get out to a physical classroom.  Virtual learning also slashes transportation costs.

Tablets and smartphones are working towards becoming more accessible…let’s hope this keeps going in the right direction.

For this blog, I hope to continue to write on a regular basis.  To explore more disability issues and new technologies in more depth.  If you have a book or product related to disability that you would like for me to review please email me at accesstechgeek at gmail dot com.  I give an honest reviews and can get the word out there.

Cheers for a safe, and hopefully much calmer 2013!

 

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