Technology, it is often yet accurately said, sets you free.
Nowhere is this more true than it is for disabled people, like myself.
You often do not think about it: like so many other things in our day to day lives, it just fades into the background. Yet without technology, I simply couldn't be myself.
My name is Lyn Levett. I am a musician.
Last year I performed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games closing ceremony with the British Paraorchestra. However rather than using a traditional instrument like a violin, I use an iPad. My iPad lets me create music and express myself on stage.
Technology has a huge role in my life. I use my iPad for everything from giving instructions to my personal assistants to turning on my living room lights. I operate the pad with my nose.
Using my computer, I recently composed the soundtrack to a Spanish documentary about Paralympic cyclists.
Through technology, I can shine.
My newest piece of equipment is something my boyfriend christened the "Lynstrument" - a keyboard of eight buttons which connects to my laptop. It allows me to improvise and go with the flow of my fellow Paraorchestra musicians.
I developed this new piece of equipment with two researchers at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. They were working on a project with the charity Scope and BT, to support disabled people to make the most of technology - and to make technology more user-friendly for disabled people.
You can see me working on the instrument with the researchers Sam and Ross - and find out more about why technology is so important for disabled people.