Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs

Thanks to a plea from a teen with cerebral palsy seeking shoes he could put on his feet independently, Nike is introducing sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.disabilityscoop.com

This isn’t an app and not quite the type of AT we typically think about. But if you stretch the concept just a bit… if adaptive shoe laces are assistive technology, then a special shoe could be assistive technology, right.

I thought this was a great news post about a teen with strong determination and self advocacy skills. Kudos to the teen!

 

Looking forward to seeing these shoes on store shelves or web based stores!

As scooped on 7/21/2015 from http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/07/15/nike-unveils-shoes/20440/

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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