Shedding Light on a Hidden Disability

Brain injury (BI) is one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain a BI. And approximately 5.3 million are living with a disability caused by a brain injury. As discussed in a previous Easterseals blog, a TBI is “caused by a bump, blow […]

Inclusion Drives Innovation

Inclusion drives innovation. A prime example of this concept lies in the story of Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf. Despite his hearing loss and difficulty speaking, Cerf found himself heavily involved in communications with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in the ’70s. His frustration with verbal communication — and his colleagues’ openness to alternatives — […]

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 […]