Robo Twist Electric Jar Opener

Opening jars can be challenging for most, but the task can be especially difficult for individuals with arthritis, hand or arm weakness, and more.  This is where the Robo Twist Electric Jar Opener comes in handy. The Robo Twist is a robotic, lightweight jar opener that automatically adjusts to fit any jar size.  Here’s how […]

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 — […]

Midland Alert Weather Radio with Strobe

You can never be too prepared when it comes to changes in the weather.  This is especially true for individuals in the Midwest where the weather is anything but predictable.  The Midland Alert Weather Radio with Strobe provides bright visual weather and hazard alerts. The Midland Alert Weather Radio features an innovative automatic alert system. […]

BITES – Brain Injury Technology & Education Support Group

Easterseals Crossroads recently received a generous grant from Comcast NBCUniversal.  The Comcast NBCUniversal Assistive Technology Grant Fund was established to “enhance successful programs for people with disabilities and special needs by providing assessment, training, and support to address their long-term technology needs.”  The grant will assist dozens of individuals with brain injuries through the Brain […]

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 […]