Technology Empowering People with Disabilities


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Your space’s design matters more than what you think!


Architecture has the power to change the lives of people with just a few adjustments —especially for people with disabilities. You might not be bothered when a walkway is too narrow, something is a bit too high, or even a bit too low, but these small details can mean a lot for people with disabilities and even prevent them from doing their day-to-day routine alone smoothly.


These days, spaces are inclined to get smarter with new technologies getting developed, ultimately improving people’s quality of living. This rings true for people with disabilities as well. Here are a few ways how technology is empowering people with disabilities!


Easy Control

By utilizing smart home systems, daily resources that are being used can be controlled in one place. Controlling lights, air conditioning systems, and even your blinds can be controlled remotely through a smartphone or remote control. This checks off a chunk of tasks to worry about and makes day-to-day activities more convenient.


Enhanced Security

Having smart security systems and surveillance devices is highly essential to maintain strong security— and your peace of mind! For a person with disabilities, having a security system allows them to be in control of their situation at a glance should ever a compromise should happen. They will be able to know if they have locked entryways, if something is out of order, and even keep recorded data as well as footage should they be needed.


Energy Efficiency

Because you have everything, or at least almost everything, controlled through home systems, it’s easier to monitor your energy consumption. When you see these statistics, it’s easier to identify if you are using your resources well or if you need to cut down and adjust something used more than it is supposed to be. This also applies to a person’s physical energy. Instead of manually controlling, for example, your lighting or blinds, you save more energy that can be allotted for more critical tasks.


Cost Effectiveness

Through smart home systems, you’re able to plan your usage wisely. Resources that aren’t being used regularly can be controlled remotely or scheduled to turn on or off automatically to save and cut down your expenses, allowing you to save a lot more money in the long run.


Empowering Self-Reliance

Technology doesn’t just help people make their day-to-day lives more convenient. They help people with disabilities live independently, which gives them more confidence. Through technological advancements, people with disabilities are empowered and are able to live life how they want it.


Find out how you can make your space inclusive with JCVA! Email us at info@jcvassociates.ph or visit www.jcvassociates.ph to learn more about our services.


Sources:

https://www.archdaily.com/976611/architecture-and-technology-can-promote-greater-autonomy-for-people-with-disabilities?ad_source=search&ad_medium=search_result_articles

https://www.makeuseof.com/ways-smart-homes-devices-help-people-with-disabilities/


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