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 […]

Nike’s LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase

I first introduced Nike’s accessible shoe, FlyEase, nearly two years ago.  Its design features groundbreaking shoe technology that grants independence to users with limited dexterity.  This spring, Nike unleashed an updated, more accessible version of the shoe: LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase. The original FlyEase design relied on a wrap-around zipper to fasten the shoe.  It […]

Myself Belts : One-handed belts

I’ve been really inspired by my posts covering items that encourage children to dress independently.  Most recently, I’ve discussed the One, Two, Tie My Shoe Kit as well as EZ Sox.  Now I’d like to discuss Myself Belts, which is an item that fosters independence in children and adults alike! Myself Belts “is the easiest belt on […]

Traveling with Disability: Plan, Prepare … and Have Fun!

People with disabilities can enjoy nearly all the same pleasurable fruits of life as those without disability, though it may take a little more planning and preparation. That’s true of many leisurely pursuits, including traveling – whether it’s across the globe, to another state or even within your own city. This is especially the case […]

5 Alarm Clocks for Individuals with Special Needs

When I was at a dinner party a couple weekends ago, I got to talking with a friend.  She said she was staying with her nephews (who are 3 and 5 years old, I think) a little while back.  She heard them inside the room whispering, eager to wake her up.  It was just before 7 […]

Freedom Chair : battery-operated chair lift

Some individuals with progressive muscle weakness need just a little assistance to help them stand.  The Freedom Chair by Stand Aid of Iowa offers just that!  While many recliner chairs are designed to help users stand by pushing them forward, the Freedom Chair helps by lifting the user up! Stand Aid of Iowa has been manufacturing “quality, durable standing […]