Traveling with Disability: Plan, Prepare … and Have Fun!

People with disabilities can enjoy nearly all the same pleasurable fruits of life as those without disability, though it may take a little more planning and preparation. That’s true of many leisurely pursuits, including traveling – whether it’s across the globe, to another state or even within your own city. This is especially the case […]

Speaking with a New Voice

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Pick up your phone. Dial a number. Talk to someone. You listen to them talk back. Seems easy, doesn’t it? Not for everyone. For many years, a person with impaired hearing or speech had to use text telephones, also known as TTY, in order to communicate over the phone. This […]

From Workplace to Showcase

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It started out as a working lab, showing off assistive technology categorized by disability — for those individuals who are blind or vision-impaired; Deaf or Hard of Hearing; have mobility challenges; or learning or cognition challenges. Now, as the reality of the AT world is changing, the INDATA Project at […]

Autism Awareness Grows, Support Needs to Follow

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications Autism continues to make headlines almost on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one in 68 American children is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates of one in 88 […]

Position Available: Equipment Loan Specialist

Are you interested in assistive technology?  Would you like to learn and teach others about the many possibilities of assistive technology?  Do you want to help others?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider applying now to become an Equipment Loan Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads! Click here to apply today!  

Signing off…

When I first started, back in August, I had no idea what the words “assistive technology” meant. Blindly, I accepted the position as a social media intern with the INDATA Project because I could tell my interviewers, Wade and Nikol, loved their work and I wanted in on it. Now, as I write my final […]