Exploring Emotions: Social Tools and the Autism Spectrum

Every year, INDATA hosts four full-day training sessions that take people from all walks of life inside the intricate, ever-expanding world of assistive technology. “These training days open the door to all kinds of important discussions and discoveries,” said Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. This year’s slate of sessions concluded at […]

An Inside Look at Inclusive Education

Summer is fading, and kids are now hopping on the bus to go back to school. And with every new school year comes a unique and exciting set of challenges. “Every class is different. You never know what to expect,” said Timothy Kershaw, a second-grade teacher at Spring Mill Elementary School in Indianapolis. “It’s always […]

WinBridge WB003 Voice Amplifier

WinBridge WB003 Voice Amplifier: You’ve probably seen people using a voice amplifier when they’re giving a tour, teaching a course, or speaking at a special event.  However, did you know a voice amplifier, such as the WinBridge WB003 can also be a vital piece of assistive technology? Individuals with certain conditions, such as muscular dystrophy, may not […]

3 Text-to-Speech Apps

Text-to-speech technology is a game changer for those who are otherwise unable to communicate with those around them.  For today’s blog, I wanted to introduce you all to three text-to-speech apps. 3 Text-to-Speech Apps The following apps are available on both Android and Apple devices. 1. Predictable: Predictable is an award-winning app for people with speech […]

Creating a Social Experience Through Video Games

People with disabilities can need assistance in many different ways – getting trained for and finding a good job, communicating with others and even negotiating some of the basic necessities of life. But some have chosen to provide a helping hand by making video games more accessible. One of the foremost in this field is […]

The Future of Braille

Why use Braille? Technological developments are bringing more and more assistance to those who are blind or have visual impairment. A standard iPhone ships with the VoiceOver screen reader app, allowing users to have information read to them. Speech synthesizers, once infamous for their robotic and sometimes difficult-to-understand timbre, have become more and more naturalistic. […]