Author(s): S?tk? YILDIZ
This study aims at investigation and analyzing new information and communication technologies for disabled people. Undoubtedly, information and telecommunication technologies are very useful tools for disabled people. By using these technologies, disabled people can have more advantages in their all life. There is a range of solutions just as there is a range of needs. In some cases only the most advanced technology can help; in others, simple and inexpensive modifications will revolutionize a person's lifestyle. Many of the simplest adaptations will benefit all users, not only people with specific disabilities. Access to information and telecommunication technologies offers disabled users improved independence, mobility and quality of life. For many, it means the opportunity to work. Information and telecommunication industry has made enormous progress over recent years. Good designs for disabled people are often good designs for everybody. There is a big need of designing these technologies for disabled people. Designers are faced with two immediate problems for the needs of disabled people: (a) how can new technology help disabled people to fulfill whatever task they wish to perform? And (b) how can the system be designed with dual facilities for disabled and not-disabled users?