Policy Connect has published a new report: Smarter Homes for Independent Living. Smart technology can be assistive to Disabled people in several ways – for example, enabling individuals with limited mobility to control their environment, or enabling individuals to remain socially engaged and connected to their communities. As the use of smart home technology is increasing, Policy Connect is calling on companies to ensure the needs of Disabled people to live independently is at the heart of their product design and production. The report makes several key recommendations ranging from Government funding to including Disabled people in the commissioning and design of technology.