Thursday, December 27, 2012

ALS House - Technology & Independence

Steve Saling a person with ALS designed and co-founded a fully accessible living community for people with ALS  (ALS Residence Initiative). The level of automation through advanced technologies supports extended independence and control for those who could be much more dependent on others for every part of their daily routines. The MDA/ALS News Magazine offers a break down of what is in each home.

This is the type of support many people require. It begins with the premise that all people want and deserve to be as independent as possible and to continue to live their lives to the fullest. Facilities like this remove many barriers. Technology along with changes in attitudes (which can be the greatest barrier of all) allows for freedom of movement, expression and ongoing contributions to a world each person still wishes to be an active part of.

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