Carl is a 44 year old man with the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. He drives a power wheelchair with a head array and has accessed a computer keyboard using a head pointer. He is verbal, though is difficult to understand. Carl manages the website for HandyCapable Network, a group which refurbishes donated computers and then offers these at a low cost to seniors and low-income families. He is also a part of Bell campus which is an “arts and technology community with the goal of improving the quality of life for “differently-abled” participants and the aging.” Carl works with Doug Cobbs, ATP, CRTS of Healthcare Equipment, Inc. in North Carolina.
"We need a paradigm shift - conventional wisdom about seating and mobility change and needs to change. The equipment must accommodate the individual, not the other way around."
Doug Cobbs - ATP, CRTS
Vice President - Healthcare Equipment, Inc.