On The Button

Microsoft was produced a great set of adhesives to assist people with accessibly needs to use computers.

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The Surface Adaptive Kit will include keycap labels, applicator, translucent labels and tactile indicators.

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The kit also includes three-dimensional bump labels, port indicators as well as ring and pull tab openers.

Nice work from Microsoft to make computers available for more people to use.

Easy Walk On

Sneakers have always been at the forefront of technology for the cordwainer. The techniques can be related to all things design and manufacture including even how to put on a shoe.

How to put on a shoe is straightforward for most, but fir some with accessibility needs it can present challenges. Enter the Nike Zoom UNVRS that includes the FlyEase system.

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The FlyEase system stipulates the minimum of at lease two of the three following criteria: 1. Easy open and close; 2. Easy to get in and out of and 3. Adjustability to accommodate different shapes and sizes.

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Designer Elena Donne was inspired by her sister who lives with disabilities and the shoe definitely shows an innovative design. It’s a nice example of an inventive design being both stylish and accessible.