Assistive Technology Awareness Day
Join ClipDifferent in celebrating Assistive Technology Awareness Day as three new products are weeks away from launch: Lil Nipper™ Infant, Child, Adult.
Whether it’s encouraging your toddler’s independence, helping an elderly loved one maintain their self-reliance, or giving dad a new way to help with the newborn, these nail clippers are safe, easy, and reliable. Each product provides independence to loved ones.
Improving care needs for individuals facing barriers for self-care is our mission. Independence at its best!
The world we live often lacks awareness of the many challenges physically diverse people encounter. For example, there are stairs to many buildings, most Facebook posts don’t have alt text, and almost no movie theaters have audio described showings. These types of barriers can mean the difference between independence and relying on other people for help. Physically diverse people often use assistive technology to break down daily barriers.
Assistive technology is anything that improves functional capabilities for a person. That’s a broad claim when you think about all the areas of life where you can find assistive tech. What does the term bring to mind for you? Apps on a phone, something to do with the computer, or a joystick in place of the steering wheel in the vehicle? While all of those are examples of assistive technology, there are two main categories – low-tech and high-tech.
High-tech is more expensive and training is often needed for use. For example, utilizing a computer screen reader or a power wheelchair. The use of such high-tech devices can increase equality and allow users opportunities to do things for themselves instead of asking others for help.
Low-tech devices are generally less expensive and don’t require much, if any, training. Some examples can be anything from having large print books or putting Velcro closures on clothing or shoes. Many of these things may be in a person’s home, classroom, or at their work and might not even be thought of as assistive technology.
We at ClipDifferent aim to do just that, create low-tech assistive nail clipping devices to minimize self-care barriers, effortlessly. Effortlessly, because we believe in the power of one small thing—the Lil Nipper. Our new product line is a low-cost assistive technology device that is safe, easy and reliable to use. And we can’t wait to share it.
March Assistive Tech Happenings
Abilities Expo Los Angeles March 4-6 (Free to Attend)
ClipDifferent, GBC., a registered General Benefit Corporation, is a Minnesota-based family business that believes everyone can have a superior nail care experience regardless of life circumstances. Since the launch of the ClipDifferent Pro in 2018 using the automatic trimming technology, these smartly-designed adaptive nail clippers have given countless people the ability to independently trim their fingernails, safely and effortlessly, at the touch of a button. For more information, visit clipdifferent.com