Technology should be an enabler

There’s an interesting story on Wired news about assistive technology, the use of technology to make life easier for people with disabilities such as visual impairment. It makes a very good point:

As technology has evolved, it has become lighter, smaller and more portable. For most people, that makes it more convenient. For millions of blind and vision-impaired people, it’s anything but.

…”The biggest barrier for blind people is access to information, and more and more information is being made available through different machines that aren’t designed for people who can’t see,” says Leventhal, editor in chief of AccessWorld: Technology and People with Visual Impairments.