Google Home, a New Disability Support

It’s the small things in life that can make a big difference.

Google Home is a non-screen, voice responsive piece of technology which is helping me a lot.

It sits on my bedside table and I talk to it.

“Ok Google, what’s the weather tomorrow?”

“Ok Google, what’s happening in the news today?”

“Ok Google, remind me to take my medication in 2 hours”

“Ok Google, turn the light on (requires a special light globe)”

It does many other things, but for me I like keeping it simple as my video will show you.

In the interest of simplicity and being user friendly, the Google Home has given me another level of independence without being in front of a computer or a mobile phone.

Wheel Chair to Wheel Chair, with Tim Ferguson

Humour & Disability, an interesting mix.

It was great chatting with Tim Ferguson on a range of things, like humour, attitudes, employment & NDIS.

He’s a funny guy of course, a well-known comedian.

Tim was diagnosed with MS at the age of 19 & has an interesting take on Disability.

By chance, after meeting with Tim, I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Todd Sampson, if you don’t know him, where have you been?

Stop Here, Reduce Your Anxiety

Excuse me, can you tell me where we are”?

As a wheelchair user on a crowded train, no way can I tell when I am approaching my train stop.

Innovation that gives people more confidence & can reduces anxiety when using public transport is fantastic 

The Stop Here mobile phone app is for commuters using Melbourne Metropolitan trains.

This app gives Audio & Visual notification from your mobile phone when you are arriving at your desired train station.

Yes that’s right, it’s a GPS type technology that helps us train travellers.

This app would also be useful for people from other countries where English as a Second Language (ESL) or from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background.

Missing your train stop can be a real “Anxiety Trigger” when alternative methods of transport are limited.

So even if you may not use it yourself, why wouldn’t you put it on your phone to show others who could benefit?