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Thursday, 14th February 2013 at 1:42 pm
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A new Not for Profit phone app has been developed to help people with a disability get their lives back on track.


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Thursday, 14th February 2013 at 1:42 pm

A new Not for Profit phone app has been developed to help people with a disability get their lives back on track.

Developed by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) the new iPhone and iPad app, gives people with a spinal cord injury a wealth of information to help them get back on track after a life changing injury.

SCIA says the app is based on their ‘Back on Track’ the comprehensive guide to life after a spinal cord injury.

“Created in collaboration with Apps-House, the app is a one-stop-shop of information covering transport, financials, legal matters, employment, bladder care, assistance dogs, clothing, disability service providers, accessible places to visit and news and information about spinal cord injury,” SCIA client Andy Farrell said.

“The app builds upon SCIA’s drive to use technology to assist people with a spinal cord injury. In March of 2012 ConnectAbility, a joint program with IT business solutions provider ASG Group, started distributing iPads to newly injured people in the Spinal Unit at Prince of Wales Hospital.

“The app will be preloaded onto these iPads and available for anyone else to download for free.

“I’m sure it wasn’t top of mind for Steve Jobs when creating these technologies, but they have revolutionised the lives of people with a spinal cord injury,” Farrell said.

“Due to my disabilities I don’t have the full use of my fingers and hands which makes it difficult to read a book, operate a traditional mobile phone or use a computer. The technology of the iPhone and iPad makes it easy for me to use with just a light touch or quick swipe.

“SCIA’s new smart phone app allows me to have quick and convenient access to vital resources and information. In the short time that it was launched, I have already benefited from the information the app has made readily available.”

Chief Executive of SCIA Peter Perry said that “newly injured people have a lot to learn and often people who have been living with a spinal cord injury or another physical disability for a long time can become out of touch with the latest services, products, technology and innovations in treatment that can help make their everyday lives easier.”

“SCIA’s app will help share this crucial information with people, helping them remain informed about the broad range of options out there to help them get on with their lives and avoid social.”

To download the free app click here


Screenshot from the SCIA iPhone app




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