Friday, April 29, 2016
My YouTube channel
There are so many different ways to reach people in this advanced technological time. This blog, for example, is one of the avenues I use to reach a lot of people and tell my story. I'm not sure if most of you know this but I am really into new advancements in technology. I love keeping up with every new technology coming out because a lot of it has features that make my life easier and more independent. I quickly realized there were several great YouTube channels that are updated almost daily with new tech. A few that I subscribe to and love are Unbox Therapy, MKBHD, Austin Evans, Jonathan Morrison, and several others. These guys have been doing this for a long time and actually make YouTube videos for a living. They are able to get a hold of all of the new products when they come out. So it's a great way to keep up with new products and get a review to find out if they're good or not.
So, after watching all of these YouTube videos I realized there are not a lot of people discussing how people with disabilities can use this new technology to make their lives easier. All of these smart home products and so many other technology can be used by someone with significant disabilities like myself with a high level spinal cord injury. So I decided to start my own YouTube channel. The video I will post today is describing what exactly I want to do with the channel but I will also tell you. The first thing I realized is I needed to let people know who I am and the technology that I'm using today. One of my first videos I made shows me using my current environmental control unit. The reason I show it is because the actual person and company that installed the unit has now retired. So if any of my products stop working then I will have to purchase new ones. So I'll make videos as I go along of new products I'm either using or that are available that can benefit those of us with disabilities.
I hope you check out my YouTube channel and there were a few other things I wanted to say about it. I just started the channel for several different reasons. I want to show people that it is possible to do about anything you set your mind to and technology can definitely help with that. I just hope that I can at least reach someone and help show them a way to make their life easier while living with a spinal cord injury. Also, I'm doing all the editing on my own. So I had to learn how to make the little intro on my own. I have my girlfriend or whoever that can help at the time actually record the videos with my iPhone for now. I don't have a professional microphone to record with so my audio may not be the best. So I'm hoping to improve every aspect of the videos over time. I also point that out to let people know to be patient with me and I'll put out videos as soon and much as possible. It really helps me out if you will subscribe to my channel and like my videos. I will try to write a blog post every time I post a new video with a description of the video in case I'm not able to explain everything in the actual video. So enough talking and check out the link below. We will see where this channel can go.