Easily Control Your Environment with Control Omni

From switching on lights to lifting the garage door, the Control Omni makes everyday tasks much easier for people with disabilities. The latest in environmental control technology from Abilia, this device is an advanced remote-control system with a dynamic touchscreen and infrared scanning options for physically-impaired individuals unable to use direct touch. The built-in transmitter […]

Best Apps to Ease Your Mind

We’re continuing our focus on assistive technology and tools to help increase your attention and concentration. This time we are shifting to apps available on iOS and Android devices. With social media and texting so ubiquitous, it can be hard to get away from distraction when the world is at your fingertips. However, you can […]

Take the Next Step with a Robotic Exoskeleton

Each year, as many as 500,000 individuals experience a spinal cord injury, and 15 million people suffer a stroke. Many people are now getting the chance to take their next steps forward with the help of EksoGT. EksoGT is the first robotic exoskeleton to be granted clearance for rehabilitation purposes for use with stroke patients […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]

Building Support for People with Brain Injuries

In the summer of 2016, Mike Vaughan’s life changed forever. A semi-truck crushed his small Volkswagen Golf, and he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Vaughan’s long recovery in the hospital and at home left him feeling increasingly isolated and confined. A […]

BIGtrack 2.0 Trackball

Finding a mouse to fit your child or student’s unique needs can be overwhelming.  There are hundreds of available computer mice to choose from outside of traditional 2-button mice.  Options include trackballs, trackpads, joysticks, and even ones you can manipulate with your eyes!  The BIGtrack Trackball is one example available from AbleNet. The BIGtrack 2.0 […]