Blind Bargains App

A T Guys, LLC is a “leader in affordable assistive technology, featuring a growing line of products and services”.  One of their products is the Blind Bargains app, which is free to download from the App Store. The Blind Bargains app is a one-stop source for the latest deals and news for individuals who are visually […]

Squirrel Devices Tactile Caliper: Accessible Ruler for Users with Blindness

Pranay Jain and Anshul Singhal are two Ph.D. candidates from MIT.  They’re also the developers at Squirrel Devices.  Squirrel Devices’ mission is to “enable Math and Science accessibility for students with blindness.”  Their first commercial product is the Squirrel Devices Tactile Caliper, which is a “geometry instrument for persons with blindness to measure and draw with high […]

Claro ScanPen

Our very own director, Brian Norton, introduced the Claro ScanPen app in a Tech Tip earlier this week.  It is an app that allows you to have printed text spoken aloud.  This app can be useful for students with dyslexia, low vision, and much more. Claro ScanPen allows users to take a photo of their printed […]

The Future of Braille

Why use Braille? Technological developments are bringing more and more assistance to those who are blind or have visual impairment. A standard iPhone ships with the VoiceOver screen reader app, allowing users to have information read to them. Speech synthesizers, once infamous for their robotic and sometimes difficult-to-understand timbre, have become more and more naturalistic. […]

5 Low Vision Magnifiers from Baum

Baum Inc. has been providing products to individuals with visual impairments for almost 30 years.  The CEO, Wolfgang Baum, wrote that they “develop innovative technology solutions that provide independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.” Keep on reading to learn more about five of their low vision products. 5 Low Vision Magnifiers from […]

10 accessible gift ideas for individuals who are deaf-blind

At the INDATA Project, we aim to cover a variety of products for individuals of all abilities.  While we’ve covered gift ideas for those who are blind, hard of hearing, and more, we’ve yet to offer a list for those who are deaf-blind.  LS&S offers a smorgasbord of products for those with vision and hearing impairments. […]