INDATA Project: Getting Assistive Technology to You

INDATA this, INDATA that.  What exactly is INDATA anyway? Assistive Technology Lab Let’s catch up a bit.  INDATA stands for the Indiana Assistive Technology Act.  Its goal is to spread the word about assistive technology and make it readily available for Indiana residents with disabilities.  Here are the services we offer: Device Demonstration Set up an appointment to learn how […]

Braille in the 21st Century

Braille is no longer limited to textured pieces of paper.  Thanks to Assistive Technology, we now have many options for people with vision loss that enable them to read, write, and use a computer with ease. Believe it or not, Braille (in its earliest form) was not originally designed for people with vision loss.  According […]

Product Review: LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen

As I travel around Indiana and speak to different groups of people, I bring a handful of assistive technology with me to demonstrate different products in our loan library.  One of the most popular items is called the LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen.  It’s tagline is “Never Miss a Word” and you sure won’t if you are using […]

Drop the Batteries: Low-tech Aids for Daily Living

A common misconception about assistive technology (AT) is that the device has to be made out of wires, use electricity and be really complicated.  This is absolutely not true!  AT that does not work off of that principle is called low-tech.  Low-tech devices after often found in the supermarket, the hardware store or even in […]

Assistive Technology Alerts People with Hearing Loss

How does someone with hearing loss get up on time for work or school if they can’t hear an alarm clock?  How do they know when the phone rings or when someone is at their front door?  Hearing loss can be frightening as well as frustrating.  Thanks to assistive technology, numerous options exist for these […]

Accessing the INDATA Loan Library

One of the most popular questions we receive at INDATA is “How do I get to the loan library?”  While the library is physically located at Easter Seals Crossroads, the information is stored on the online database. To access the loan library: 1.  Visit www.eastersealstech.com by typing the address in the address bar of your […]