Steve Swain: An Assistive Technology Champion

While looking back at when he started as Indiana AgrAbility’s rural rehabilitation specialist, Stephen J. Swain, ATP, let out a hearty laugh and said, “I really had no idea what I was getting into.” Swain has family members with disabilities, but the world of assistive technology (AT) and the language of accessibility was foreign to […]

National Cristina Foundation Connects Nonprofits with Technology

When the National Cristina Foundation was established three decades ago, nobody had yet come up with the term “digital divide.” But that’s what their mission has been for more than 30 years: to connect nonprofit groups with technology needs to donors of reusable hardware so the disadvantaged can have access to computers, mobile devices and […]

Safe Toys and Gifts for the Holidays

Winter has come. The holiday season is upon us. As we brace for an impending invasion of family, friends and frosty temperatures — holiday shopping can be an escape everyone enjoys. Finding gifts for children with special needs around the holidays often begets high stress levels. Luckily, the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with […]

The Ability in Disability: New Vision, Same Values

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing For eight decades, Easterseals Crossroads has been a leader in the Indianapolis community for people with disabilities. “Easterseals Crossroads has been around since 1936 — initially it began as a social club for 12 teenagers with disabilities,” said Katie Harris, director of design and communication at Easterseals Crossroads. “Our Easterseals […]

What’s That You Hear? Podcasting with INDATA

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Supplies needed: a computer, portable media player or smartphone; a program for listening to MP3 audio files; an Internet connection; and earphones. What are you doing? Listening to a podcast. While podcasting is a relatively new term, its roots date all the way back to the 1980s, first known as […]

Letters with a Deeper Meaning

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing ATP. Assistive Technology Professional. This certification is more than just three letters after your name. Just like all educational degrees, licensures, certifications and awards, ATP means something — not just to the person who receives it, but to consumers with disabilities and the assistive technology community. And like most credentials, […]