I took the title of this weeks post from this wonderful, inspirational video (again from the TED Talk Series) on how entrepreneur Mick Ebeling built an open-source invention allowed an artist with locked in syndrome to write and draw. What I particularly like about this initiative is that it is low cost and accessible to those of us who aren’t millionaires! Again, another seven minutes that you should definitely take the time out to watch:

 

 

In other news then:

 

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So, it’s been a while since I did one of these. In fact, it’s been a while since I blogged… I’ve been using the facebook & twitter a lot more, so do be sure to use those if possible.

 

Anyway, here’s a quick round up of some of the things I’ve heard about, and think you should to.

 

David McWilliams is hosting a fundraiser for Dyslexia Association Ireland, this Thursday (21st October)

If you’re an 02 customer you can support the NCI disability support service, and it won’t cost you anything. More information here

IrishDeafKids has gotten funding from Dublin Bus to run Life Skills Workshops for Deaf teens. It’s on 28th October.

Aontas has an adult learner forum in Athlone on November 3rd. I was at their last event and it provides a great opportunity to share experiences. Register here

Iphones & smart phone technologies are becoming key pieces of assistive technology as talked about by Austin Seraphin on his blog Behind the Curtain

Another example of smartphone’s usefullness: the amazing Grace App for Autism, created by Lisa of Hammie Says, won a much deserved Irish Web Award for Best Mobile App on Saturday night.