In the last 20 years, advances in technology have brought unprecedented changes to the way we communicate and interact with each other.
Until recently, many of those who would benefit from it most didn’t—either because the technology was too expensive or too complicated to be of use. The Apple iPad shook things up when it was unveiled in 2010, with its easy-to-use touch screen interface, wireless internet connectivity and plethora of Apps—at a price that made it accessible to millions. In particular, some Apps have replaced devices that cost 10x the price of the iPad, and could only do one task. Although the iPad is the poster-child of ‘enabling technology’ devices, there are other inventions that have just as big an impact for the people that use them.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing stories of how technology has enhanced peoples lives, and we want to hear yours too.
We’re giving away an enabling device or software worth up to $600—to win, simply tell us how technology has enhanced, or could enhance your life or the life of a loved one. In your story, tell us about the challenges that you or someone else face(d), and what impact technology has had, or could have on your lives for the better. Here’s a story from one of our own staff members about how an iPad has enhanced life for the whole family.
Head over to our Facebook page to enter the competition and share your story.