Case study - how equipment helped Claire


Claire was switched on to photography but needed technical solutions.

Claire's challenge:

Claire, age 26, who has spastic cerebral palsy lives in a group home with five other residents. She has signed up to a local college photography course with a few friends. Claire wants to be able to develop her photography skills further. She uses a switch-enabled computer and related software. She wants to purchase a suitable camera and send photos to her friends and family. Most of the mainstream photography magazines and online resources don't address the needs of disabled photographers, and getting information about equipment that's suitable is even more difficult.

The solution

One of Claire's friends from college told her about Living Made Easy's advice on cameras. Claire came onto the site and searched for a switch enabled camera in the cameras and photography section which gave her details of a suitable supplier. She decided to purchase a camera with a switch interface. She then contacted the Disabled Photographers' Society who were able to provide technical advice and a supportive group of photography colleagues.

The outcome

Claire was able to use the camera with a switch to focus and take pictures. She was able to undertake the assignments required by her course and passed her accredited training.



For further information you may wish to read our advice advice on choosing a camera and accessories.


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