Building Support for People with Brain Injuries

In the summer of 2016, Mike Vaughan’s life changed forever. A semi-truck crushed his small Volkswagen Golf, and he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Vaughan’s long recovery in the hospital and at home left him feeling increasingly isolated and confined. A […]

Aging in Place with Assistive Technology

Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at how assistive technology can help in our everyday lives. This Friday, March 2, INDATA explores how assistive technology can help people as they age. “Growing older comes with all sorts of obstacles,” said Brian Norton, the director of assistive technology […]

Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule App

Visual Schedules are ideal tools for individuals with autism, ADHD, and other special needs.  The Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule by Enuma is the “first wearable picture-based scheduler designed with children and adults with autism in mind.”  The app’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to create a picture-based, personalized daily schedule. “Understanding and following […]

Tips and Tools for Tackling the Winter Weather

Winter can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most difficult, especially for people with disabilities. “This time of the year is when our resources can really come in handy for a lot of people,” said Brian Norton, the director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “Winter can […]

Control your garage door anywhere with Garageio

We have covered countless smart home devices over the years.  However, we’ve yet to discuss a device that could help individuals with special needs get into their garages.  While garage door openers or outdoor keypads may work fine for some, something like Garageio may work even better for others. Garageio is a simple and secure […]

Lazarillo GPS on Google Play

There are several GPS apps available on Apple devices to help individuals with visual impairments.  However, if you’re searching for one to use on Android devices, check out the Lazarillo GPS app.Lazarillo is a specialized GPS app that provides a myriad of mobility tools for individuals who are blind.  The goal of the app is […]