I've been working with an amazing tech company on a part-time basis for almost two years now, and it's so cool to see Tecla get the traction and attention it deserves.
Tecla, in essence, is an assistive device for those with limited upper-body mobility. What it does is allow someone who has limited movement to be able to access their touchscreen-based devices. This is done via the Tecla device, which communicates wirelessly with the smartphone, while plugged into the assistive switches (think: wheelchair joystick, buttons, etc.) – so that ultimately, someone could text, type and communicate using their assistive switch (or switches).
Recently, Tecla was featured on two Canada-wide morning talkshows – Canada AM and The Social – along with Tecla's first beta tester, Carolyn Pioro. Over 10 years ago, Carolyn had an accident on the flying trapeze while working as a circus performer and was paralyzed from the shoulders down. She now lives with quadriplegia and uses Tecla to access her mobile devices, tablets, and home automation systems.
Carolyn (along with Tecla) has recently been rocking the press circuit. Have a look for yourself!
Carolyn on The Social
Watch the whole interview here.
Carolyn on Canada AM
Watch Carolyn and tech expert Amber Mac chat accessible tech on Canada AM here.
About the Author:
Elise Darmanin believes that "travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." That's why she makes beaches, coffee shops and co-working spaces her office by working remotely while growing Canupy Content. Canupy is a social media and copywriting agency for small to medium-sized businesses. The Canupy team helps brands grow through social media marketing, copywriting and content strategies that inspire audiences and drive sales.