Each year in the UK, around 150,000 people have a stroke. A stroke can affect how your body works, and also how you think, feel and communicate. All strokes are different. For some people, the effects may be relatively minor and/or short-lived; for others, the problems may be more serious and/or longer-term. Whatever the effects, there are many ways that assistive technology can help to improve confidence and the quality of life for people affected by stroke, including by:
Expert Resources: stroke
These are the items that relate to stroke found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Factsheet | Apr 2018
Blog Post | Mar 2018
Between March 12 and 18, it is brain awareness week. The week is part of the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
Blog Post | Jan 2017
The latest version of the software that powers iPads and iPhones - iOS 10 - includes significant improvements for people with tremors or other dexterity issues that will take their access to a whole new level.
Blog Post | May 2016
Jannette Connell was 24-year-old when she suffered a stroke, leaving her with mobility and memory difficulties, along with severely impaired sight. After years of struggling with computer equipment, AbilitNet's It Can Help volunteer service has been able to get her tech working for her.
Case Study | Nov 2015
Alex is in his 40s leads business development at a major law firm who uses all sorts of technology to make sure his life runs smoothly. What many of his colleagues and clients don't realise is that three years ago he suffered a minor stroke.
Blog Post | May 2015
It's Stroke Awareness Month so we're looking at how can stroke survivors use computers.
Blog Post | Apr 2015
Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t use one side of your body. Your foot, leg, arm, or hand all stop working - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently. This is how a stroke might affect you. Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, or is blocked. It also might affect the ability to communicate and process information. It's a devastating blow, but the good news is that there is a lot of technology that can help you.
Blog Post | May 2014
Having a brain injury can cause many different issues but the use of a computer can certainly allievate some of these issues and make your day to day life that bit easier.What is a Brain Injury?A brain injury happens when the brain gets damaged in some way, either by a traumatic occurrence, for examples a car accident, or the brain might be damaged by a stroke or an infection.
Factsheet | Jun 2012
What is a Communication Aid? If your speech is unclear or you have no speech at all then a computer can help you be understood. A communication aid is anything that helps an individual communicate more effectively with those around them. This could range from a simple letter board to a more sophisticated piece of electronic equipment. This factsheet tells you about the many options available and some of the tools that can help.