Robots, 3-D printers, smart phones… These technologies have come a long way in recent years.

And this progress can change disabled people’s lives!

Which inventions in particular?

A simple example: there’s an app for sharing info about accessing public places in a wheelchair.

The community shares good tips and warns other users if a place is not “wheelchair friendly”.

There are also applications that can record and write down conversations for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Nowadays, 3-D printers allow you to make all sorts of things at home.

Enthusiasts print made-to-measure prosthetic limbs, in collaboration with their users.

In the near future, exoskeletons could even allow people who have lost the use of their legs to walk again.

These machines are fixed on people’s legs, like motorized armor, to let them regain control of their limbs.

Soon, robots could also help disabled people in their daily lives.

All these innovations and applications are very encouraging for millions of people in the world.

They allow them to be more self-sufficient at home, at work or in public places.