Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Unintended Consequences Associated With iOS Changes and Updates

We'd like to introduce you to Kara, who experiences a cognitive disability due to a severe traumatic brain injury that she began living with at the age 5. One of her challenges is with time management and how to move through her day as an independent young woman.

Despite her cognitive disability, and with great determination, support, and help from technology, Kara is able to live in her own home.

Using technology, she prompts herself using her own voice to tell her what to do. Kara's self-directed prompts go off automatically with the help of her iPad and without any need for Kara to even have to interact with the device.

Right now, because of changes and updates for Apples iPad iOS operating system, Kara must use iOS5 on her iPad. As only iOS5 supports the original features of Aida Reminder Lite, which is the self-directed time management App that Kara uses to live as an independent young woman.

In the spirit of the Declaration of the Rights of People with Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access, click HERE to learn more about Kara's story.

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