Cooking Up Easy Solutions for Holiday Meal Prep

Hosting a holiday dinner is a daunting task for anyone. But it can be especially difficult for people with disabilities. The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads can help make kitchens across the Hoosier state more accessible this holiday season. The organization offers Hoosiers with disabilities the opportunity to borrow pieces of assistive technology that will […]

Creating a Social Experience Through Video Games

People with disabilities can need assistance in many different ways – getting trained for and finding a good job, communicating with others and even negotiating some of the basic necessities of life. But some have chosen to provide a helping hand by making video games more accessible. One of the foremost in this field is […]

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. […]

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. […]

LapTalk Computer System for Visually Impaired

I wrote about the Wear from ActiVocal on Tuesday, which is a revolutionary assistive listening device for individuals who are hard of hearing.  In addition to the Wear, ActiVocal offers a variety of other products to assist those with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments.  Their LapTalk Computer is an example of one product for those with […]

Learn Braille with the 6dot BrailleCoach Package

Looking for a device to help learn braille?  The 6dot BrailleCoach may be just the tool you’re searching for!  It offers a unique way to learn braille by enabling students to work independently between lessons.  The BrailleCoach utilizes RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology to identify and speak recorded information linked to the braille embossed tags. 6dot BrailleCoach […]