Working As An Assistant Helping People With Disabilities
While in school my friend was affected by an eye condition which made it tough for him to learn like the rest of us. This did not only affect him, but it also affected me since I saw how he struggled. His parents tried different solutions to this issue including taking him to eye specialists. My friend continued to struggle until one specialist described the technology which eventually helped my friend be able to again learn like the rest of us.
Since I witnessed how this friend struggled and eventually got better through this technology, I developed a passion of looking for different technologies that help people with disability be able to improve their learning. This passion continued even after school and it is not a surprise that I became an assistant helping those with disabilities search for various technologies to help them improve their learning.
In Search For Technologies That Can Help Improve Learning
In my line of work I make sure that I am always updated about some of the most recent technologies meant for disabled people. I achieve this through doing a lot of research in different forums including online. Through this research I am able to be updated whenever a certain company invents a certain technology. I also get to know when the existing technologies are improved to make them more efficient in helping disabled people learn more conveniently.
To ensure I get accurate and reliable information I ensure I do my research only from credible and reliable sources. I do this through double checking my sources to ensure they are credible. I also check on the past information from my sources to make sure they always provide the right information. Furthermore, I work together with other people who are interested in this line of work where we compare notes and update each other.
While working as an assistant to help disabled people find the right technological solutions to help them improve their learning I get to interact with people with different disabilities. Most of the people I meet do not see their disabilities as a hindrance to them achieving their dreams.
Instead, most of the people I meet are highly motivated and some are even more motivated than some people without disabilities. This inspires me a lot and every time I come across such a person I feel the urge to meet even more people who despite being affected by disabilities still yearn to fulfill their dreams.
I also get to meet some of the disabled people who are already using some of the latest technologies to improve their learning. Even though I am always updated about the latest technologies that are used by people with disabilities, there are some which are usually specially customized to fit their users properly. Such technologies are usually made for individuals. Therefore, when I come across such technologies, I recommend them to the other people with similar disabilities and are looking for the right technologies that can help them improve their learning.
Most Important Qualities
One of the most important qualities I am required to have in my line of work is being able to talk politely to people with different kinds of disabilities. This is because these people are usually looked down upon by some other people in the society. Some of the people who do not understand different kinds of disabilities usually treat the disabled people in a harsh manner.
This makes it my job to ensure I handle the disabled people in a way that they will feel that they are important and they can learn almost anything they want as long as they put their hearts to it. I am always polite to the disabled people I come across and this helps me get along with almost all the disabled people I encounter.
Besides being able to interact with the disabled people, I also get to encourage them to try out the different technologies we come across. Some of the people with disabilities are afraid of trying some of the technologies because they feel as if these technologies are too sophisticated. Some of these people are also hindered from trying out these technologies because of financial reasons.
But regardless of this I encourage them to try as many technologies as possible so that they can get the ones that suit them. There are also organizations and individuals which help disabled people financially to get these technologies and I get to recommend these organizations and individuals to the disabled people. Therefore, I am always satisfied whenever I help a person with disability search for the right technologies which can help him or her improve his or her learning.