ClickSoftware collected and compiled their expert advice into this comprehensive guide on the future of new smart clothes and wearable technology for business. See what Dana said below, and check out the main article for other expert tips:
Dana Marlowe is the Co-Founder and Principal Partner at Accessibility Partners, LLC, one of the leading accessibility consulting firms in the world, and she has an unrivaled passion for equal technical access for all. She helps federal agencies and private companies make their hardware, software, web sites, and telecom products accessible for everyone.
Wearable technology is truly a new frontier for people with disabilities in the business world…
Google Glass might be the one of the most outwardly facing now, but there are certainly other options. What used to be more medical devices are now smarter and savvier devices that integrate apps and assistive technology that keep people productive and busy in a less-than-conventional office setting.
Items like Google Glass, the Pebble watch, and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear watch, have the power to help users who might be have mobility impairments, like paralysis. By simply wearing technology, they can have crucial information read back to them aloud without having to be tethered to a computer that might be inaccessible in the office.
Add that power to text messages and conference phone calls, and you have an all-in-one device that brings access where it wasn’t previously accomplished.