AM131 – ATFAQ, another of our shows!


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131-05-15-15 – ATFAQ

Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!

If you haven’t already checked out our other podcast, ATFAQ, be sure to do so! It is hosted by Brian Norton, Manager of Clinical Assistive Technology here at Easter Seals Crossroads.

The show’s title sums it up: it covers frequently asked questions regarding assistive technology and could benefit a wide range of individuals. The show airs every other Monday on iTunes or wherever you access your podcasts. If you have questions you’d like to ask, be sure to check out our show notes for more details!

For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit That was your accessibility minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.

VocaliD: Custom Crafted Voices

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “The human voice is the organ of the soul.”  It’s also been said the human voice is not just a sound but also a reflection of the person.  Everyone has a unique voiceprint, yet the millions of individuals who rely on communication devices have been given uniform, robotic voices that don’t […]

7 Games and Toys for the Visually Impaired

Play is an important part of each child’s development.  During play, children learn essential skills such as communication, cognition, motor skills, social interaction, and other developmental skills.  While play is important for each child’s development, it is especially vital for children who are blind or visually impaired because it’s how they learn to interact with their surroundings.  What are […]

OtoSense App

From the high-pitched shrieking of smoke alarms to the rumbling howl of fire engines, sounds are often the first to warn individuals of trouble.  But what about individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing?  OtoSense is an app that aims to recognize such sounds for individuals with hearing loss, then convert them into vibrations, flashes, and other cues they can see or […]

ATU207 – Bill Coleman of the Coleman Institute and RESNA speaker, Modding Game Controllers, If I Need Help, Face Recognizing Cane for the Blind, Dragon Go, Bridging Apps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bill Coleman Your weekly dose of information that keeps you up to date on the latest developments in the field of technology designed to assist people with disabilities and special needs. Bill Coleman & The Coleman Institute – Speaker at RESNA 2015 conference | Modding controllers […]

AM130 – Enablemart

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 130-05-08-15 – EnableMart Hey there!  Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! Are you in the market for purchasing assistive technology?  Perhaps you should start your […]

ScanJig Pro

The iPhone and iPad already offer many accessible features and apps for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  However, many still find the need to purchase an additional (expensive!) scanner when they could simply use apps on smart devices with an affordable stand like the ScanJig Pro! According to its website, the ScanJig Pro is a […]

SmallTalk: Free Communication and Practice Apps

Communication plays a vital role in our everyday lives.  It’s how we state our needs, desires, and ideas; it’s how we connect to one another.  However, for individuals with language disorders such as aphasia, communicating is often difficult.  Affected individuals may have trouble speaking, understanding speech, as well as writing and reading.  What are some resources […]