Thank you Mike,
First of all i would like to thank a few people for their help and fourthcomming on this project. VistaMike and Scott the Geek for helping to get this forum up and going.
My name is John Meeks, i am a disabled 49 soon to 50 year old gentelman who has a background in Assistive Technology
What Is Assistive Technology?
An assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Assistive Technology (AT) is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. In short, Assistive Technology helps people to participate fully in all aspects of life.
Assistive technology services are any services that directly assist an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device. People can find information at the Technology Access Center about any type of assistive technology for any type of need. However, center personnel specialize in assistive technologies not offered by other agencies in middle Tennessee and provide individual services centered on specific types of technologies including:
•Alternative/adapted computer access
•Reading and writing adaptations and alternatives
•Modification of educational materials
•Alternative/augmentative communication with speech generating devices
•Adapted toys and recreational activities
•Accessible home, work, and school environments
•Electronic and low tech aids for daily living
•Technology designed for individual safety especially in homes
•Modified tools for specific tasks
I know that this website is about Geeks and their toys and i will stay with Alternative/adapted computer access so i won't get off topic. but feel free to ask me about the other cataglories and i will try to help to give you a example this is the company that i co-founded when i was in Nashville http://www.tacnashville.org/ it will give some idea what we did and they still do today.
What's my long term goal for this forum?
My goal is to help people with the information that i have provided with certain adaptive computer software and hardware for the disable. Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask them i will help as best that i can.