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Assistive Technology Blog

Jan
26 2016

You are not the boss of me!

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


You are not the boss of me!

I have known many fiercely independent people in my life. Most of them women. There was my dear aunt who lived on an old farm house and at the age of 80 something, insisted on climbing ladders and pruning trees, much to the horror of her children.

Nov
10 2015

The Wheels on the Bus

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


The Wheels on the Bus

I happened to notice a school van the other day. I was transported back to a day that I will never forget, a day my son, when he was only aged 7, stepped off the “special needs van” at the sitter’s home, holding a bag of McDonald’s French Fries!

Oct
26 2015

No Time to Lose!

By Jean Des Roches, AT Program Director


No Time to Lose!

Most of us have worked out how best to manage our task lists. I use several methods such as sticky notes, voice messages, iPhone calendar, Outlook calendar and Priority Matrix. Each of these is progressively more technical, and each with its own merits and success rates. What would you do if you had a physical or cognitive glitch limiting your ability to jot down a reminder or perhaps even remember the steps to simple everyday tasks? I was recently asked to help brainstorm some possible solutions with one of our teams for someone with those very issues.

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