Multiple communication systems have been invented for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. You may have heard of a few, such as TTY, where a hearing impaired person types their message and it is then read by an operator to the hearing person on the other end. Similar systems exist with variations depending […]
Here’s something for those last minute shoppers out there – Toys R Us has dedicated a page on their web site to toys specifically for kids with special needs. The company doesn’t list the toys by disability. Instead you can find them in categories such as visual, auditory, fine and gross motor, language, self-esteem and tactile. […]
In our recent post about e-readers, we covered a handful of the latest e-book readers in the marketplace today. I discovered another e-reader that I felt could not be ignored: the enTourage eDGe. This device is along the same vein as Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Spring Design’s Alex in that it is a dual […]
E-readers (also known as e-book readers) are portable devices used to display e-books, and lately the market has exploded with several different varieties. Let’s take a closer look at the accessibility features in these new products!
Founded in 1936, Easter Seals Crossroads is a central Indiana community resource working in partnership with children and adults with disabilities or special needs – and their families – to promote growth, independence and dignity. You might know that INDATA is a division of Easter Seals Crossroads and partners with the agency for assistive technology […]
Speech recognition programs convert spoken words into text. They can also use voice commands to control computer applications. This technology provides accessibility to anyone who may not be able to easily utilize a keyboard or a mouse. As you might imagine, speech recognition is not always completely accurate. It is important to remember when using […]