Where would I be without technology?

Yesterday it occurred to me that my life has been enhanced by technology.

 Firstly, technology has saved my life. Technology has helped me be a successful contributing member of society and frankly this blog and many others like it wouldn’t be put forth. What I love about the internet is that it is a vast array of information at one’s fingertips; it is, if you will, a library in your home, this is a wonderful thing especially for people with limited mobility.

The social inclusively of technology

We are all aware of the mainstream social networks such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. But have we ever stopped to think about the smaller ones like: Ability Online, Knowledge Safari, Exceptional Family TV the three smaller communities I have listed here are probably one of several others like it, but these are the ones I know about.

What these three sites have in common is connection among the disabled community whether it be something as simple as opening an email at three and the morning to find words of encouragement, looking for an accessible place to go and finding a review from someone who has been in your shoes or knowing your not alone. All three can help you. The internet can literally bring a world of possibilities and shared experiences through your front door which I bet is helpful to the parent of a special needs child. I know for myself finding like minded and shared experiences whilst growing up with a disability was extremely helpful.

I can’t comment on the quality of these communities for which I spoke as I don’t know a lot about many of them. I just thought I would make what I know available to you!

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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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One Response to Where would I be without technology?

  1. Adelaide Dupont says:

    Thank you for letting us know about the power of the smaller communities.

    I too enjoy Knowledge Safari.

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