How Accessible Technology Helps Me

Accessible technology is one of the best things that has happened. Starting off with the touch screen which allows a lot of us to maneuver through certain screens. I personally like to use a tablet because it gives me more surface space and it helps me to work my arms out. Here are a few features I utilize on my tablet.

Talk to Text

I use speech to text, which is great when you can’t type fast. Though we all know how that goes half the time. Talk to text is not always 100 percent accurate and my tablet sometimes has a mind of its own and changes what I am trying to say. So, always be careful and double check your text before you sent it.

Voice Commands

Voice commands make it easy to make phone calls on my tablet. I place my tablet in my lap and I can call whoever I need to. When I make videos, a lot of apps have accessibility features, to make it easier for people who don’t have great use of their hands to make videos. It’s a lot of work and you have to have a lot of patience to hit as many buttons as you need to, especially if you’re really deep into editing, like cutting video and adding transitions. If it wasn’t for the accessible capabilities on these apps, I would not be able to make decent content.

Controlling Multiple Devices

With the accessibility on my tablet, I can control most of my entertainment in my living room and or bedroom. This is great for when I have company over, I can control the stereo without having to take so long. It’s great for when you’re trying to multitask. I appreciate all the touchable technology in the cool apps that we are provided.

About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.