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About improveability

I am a rehab engineer trying to make the world a better place through assistive technology.

Abilities Expo 2014

Come see us at the Abilities Expo in Houston, TX Looking for a chance to see and to touch assistive technology in person? Well the Abilities Expo is the place to be. The event takes place Friday July 25 through … Continue reading

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What did you say? Voice Recogntion Software – Common Pitfals and Misconceptions

I have a lot of clients that have difficulty with writing.  The causes for these difficulties are widely varied, but one potential solution is voice recognition software. First of all lets get some definitions clear.  Often when a client has … Continue reading

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iOS Devices as Assistive Technology – an Introduction

The world of Assistive Technology is changing so fast, it is often hard to keep up!  Even for someone like me who is constantly trying to stay ahead of the curve of what is available in the world of technology … Continue reading

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Grab Bars

I often get questions regarding grab bars.  I would like to take this opportunity to discuss some details about grab bars, how they should be installed, and some alternatives that you may not be aware of. I am often asked … Continue reading

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Onscreen Keyboard – A New Way to Type

Onscreen Keyboard If using a standard computer keyboard is difficult for you, but you can use a mouse, trackball, or other pointing device, an onscreen keyboard can allow you to regain access to the keyboard. An onscreen keyboard is just … Continue reading

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Power Wheelchair Care

Tips for Power Wheelchair Users Power wheelchairs are complicated devices.  Using a power wheelchair can be overwhelming at first.  Here are some tips to keep your chair in good condition and working for you!

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Toilet Access Basics

Toilet Access Basics I visit people with disabilities every week, and whether I am there to look at their home for accessibility, or some high tech need, we inevitably end up talking about using the toilet. I thought I would … Continue reading

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