Making Life Easier is a simple visual tool designed to help an individual and/or their family to understand how to shape their progress against certain milestones.
Making Life Easier is tailored to the individual users, which means that the advice, services, e-marketplaces or self-help sites suggested will be available in their local area and are intended to be relevant to their requirements. It is our aim to offer a range of possible solutions so that you can pick the method that is best for you.
The ADL Platform is a collaboration between ADL Smartcare and the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing. From our combined research, we've assessed nearly 3 million products and we have 5000 years of combined professional experience and training. Making Life Easier is currently available to those in the North Lanarkshire Council area.
With Making Life Easier, you can create goals to manage your ageing at a rate that suits you. Choose from a range of web apps to build your personal ageing goals, from different areas of the home to the LifeCurve.
Making Life Easier is designed to work on a wide range of different devices, from smartphones to desktops to tablets. Making Life Easier works best on the latest browsers - click here to find out more about updating your browser (external link).
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You can increase or reduce the size of the text by clicking the up or down buttons on the toolbar. The text can be increased by up to 3x its original size.
Click this button to change to a different typeface. There is a choice between serif, sans-serif and comic sans fonts.
Making Life Easier website has a variety of different themes to choose from including a high-contrast colour scheme. You can also view the website in a text-only format.
The reading ruler is to assist you with reading the website. The ruler will follow the movements of your mouse cursor, covering the space above and below to make it easier to read one line at a time.
For blind and visually impaired users we recommend NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free "screen reader" application which reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice.
You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.