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Charlie: Responding to Charlies needs

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Charlie: Responding to Charlies needs

  1. 1. Performing daily activities Responding to Charlie’s needs
  2. 2. Socialising with others •  Since his motorbike accident, Charlie has had to rely on public transport in order to visit friends. •  How could technology within the home help overcome his sense of social isolation? •  Are there any other ways that his transport problems could be solved?
  3. 3. Opening doors and windows •  If Charlie’s home is adapted for a wheelchair user, what are the main difficulties that Charlie will have with opening doors and windows? •  What options are available to help Charlie to open windows within the home? •  What technology could help him to open the door to visitors safely and quickly?
  4. 4. Reaching high shelves •  How could technology help Charlie to access items on high shelves safely and independently? •  Could any of these options assist him with other activities? •  Apart from accessing high shelves, are there any other ways that Charlie might be able to access and develop his full collection of wildlife books and films?
  5. 5. Domestic and garden tasks •  What options are available to enable Charlie to clean the home independently? •  Could any of these options assist with other domestic activities? •  What options are available to enable him mow the lawn independently? •  What other technology could assist him with gardening?
  6. 6. Sexual relationships •  Although Charlie is not in a relationship at the moment, he is concerned about how his spinal injury might impact on future relationships, both physically and emotionally •  What AT options might be available to help Charlie to meet people? •  What options might be available to help Charlie to have a fulfilling sex life?

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