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Originally posted by alfa1
What is an "AZP"?
You've put it in all the thread titles, but none of the text makes a mention of it.
Doing a google search for "AZP" doesnt come up with anything obviously helpful, unless you're referring to the Arizona Pizza Company, or the 5 piece alternative music band.
Originally posted by tridentblue
reply to post by Serdgiam
I've spent quite a few years working with people with various levels of disability. The solutions depend on the disability, but I too think a lot can be done. Its just a neglected field.
With mentally disabled for instance, you typically have support staff in a role where they give prompts and reminders, observe and document, and help with daily tasks (like cleaning, some hygiene) that the disabled person has problems doing for themselves.
Point is 85% of it is communication, and the big problem for many disabled people is isolation. So one thing technology could offer is some kind of voice activated system for people with mental disabilities to connected with support staff and each other, in a non-intrusive way that would still offer tiers of support between having some one physically there 24/7 and being on their own. Sort of like an expanded life-alert system. That's my two cents on tech for the disabled anyway.