Disability Credit Canada offers a wonderful outline for utilizing technology as a part of developing a barrier-free home:
Use of technology in the home: “The use of technology and automation can create living spaces that are convenient, energy-efficient, minimize the potential for accidents and result in a home that is adaptable to life’s changes. Persons with disabilities want the choice and independence to move throughout their home safely. Technology enables persons with disabilities to carry out activities within their home without assistance. Devices such as switches or voice-controlled devices can assist them in opening/closing doors and windows, lighting, home security, appliances, phones etc. Technology assists in improving the safety, usability and make life easier for people with disabilities”. These technologies allow people with disabilities to:
Be more independent and give you greater control of your home environment;
Make it easier to communicate with family;
Save you time and effort;
Improves your personal safety;
Alerts you to emergencies through audio and visual cues; and
Allows you to monitor your home when you are away”.
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