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Out and about support using assistive aids and technology

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Travelling and getting about can be challenging when, for example, the destination is unfamiliar, or you are unsure whether disabled facilities are available en-route. Assistive Technology can promote independence when travelling, with downloads for satnav devices or mobile phones.

Mobility

Each city or town will have provisions to provide mobility out and about your town. In Plymouth, we have a company called Access Plymouth; they provide a host of mobility products but also minibuses for hire to non-profit making organisations at favourable rates and a car service using volunteer drivers to take you around Plymouth. 

  • Phone: 01752 600633

 

Memoir

The best way to collect, share, and relive your memories. Memoir transforms your photos, the places you go, and your social media into memories that can be re-lived when they are most interesting to you. 

 

Blue Badge Points of Interest

A satnav download which provides details of Blue Badge parking bays across the UK; disabled accessible car parks; petrol stations - plus Service Call & accessible toilets. 

 

GPS Wake Up!

A GPS alarm that alerts you when you get close to your destination. Useful as a memory device or as an information tool when travelling to an unfamiliar destination.  

 

Radar National Key

Instantly locate your nearest National Key Scheme (NKS) toilet and get directions by road, bus or foot. Be confident that you can locate, unlock and access one of the 9,000 NKS key accessible toilet facilities in the UK. 

 

Waze - free GPS

Community-based mapping and GPS for iPads, Android and Windows phones. 

Live routing based on community generated, real-time traffic and road info 

Community-contributed road alerts including accidents, hazards, police activity, road closures. 

Complete voice guided navigation 

Automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change 

Learns your frequent destinations, commuting hours and preferred routes 

Finds the cheapest petrol station along your route 

One tap navigation to Facebook events. 

Notify someone you're on your way by sending a live ETA and a link showing you as you drive 

Earn points and move up the ranks in your community as you contribute road info 

Live maps, constantly edited and updated by Waze community map editors 

Case study - Roger uses mobile navigation to help get him from his home to places that he wishes to visit. As this app required Roger to purchase a new phone, his support staff have helped teach Roger how to switch it on, and then how to bring up the maps. Now Roger can input the desired destination and can travel there by himself. 

 

Brain in Hand

Smart Phone technology allows the user instantly to retrieve planned responses and automatically record the response chosen on a secure supporting website. In addition, throughout the day, the user records anxiety levels using a simple traffic light system. 

 

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