For many of us, a technologically advanced home is more of an unnecessary-but-convenient luxury rather than a necessity. However, for the elderly and people with disabilities, smart home technology can help them become more independent as they take control of their home.
Here are some ways in which technology can make these homes more accessible:
Did you know that about 1.3 million people in the U.S. are legally blind? Smart home technology can help people with visual impairments to easily perform daily tasks such as changing the channel on the TV, finding an address, or even calling a number by using voice-activated systems.
People that use a wheelchair or have limited mobility, can’t easily perform basic tasks such as turning lights on and off, adjusting the speed of a ceiling fan or simply changing the temperature of their house. Thanks to advancements in modern technology people with disabilities can now easily take control with a simple tap on a smartphone.
Scioto Properties has experience in accessibility design and construction of a variety of different housing options for people with disabilities. For more information on smart homes, follow the Scioto Properties Blog.