5 Ways to Utilize Your Amazon Echo

Over the past couple of years, I’ve briefly covered the Amazon Echo.  In sum, the Amazon Echo (aka “Alexa”) is a hands-free personal assistant.  When I first wrote about the Echo, I had very limited knowledge on how it could really benefit individuals with special needs.  I have only recently discovered some cool features and tricks which […]

AT Specialists: 8 Picks from 2016

Last week, I wrote about 2016’s most read posts on different assistive technologies.  For this week’s post, I asked for feedback from our assistive technology specialists about what they enjoyed learning more about or working with this past year. In case you didn’t know, there are two parts of our Assistive Technology Department: the INDATA Project and clinical services. […]

CARE BOX Subscription Program

Subscription boxes are a fun way to receive new products bi-weekly, monthly, and more!  One of my more recent Accessibility Minute podcasts covers the Spectrum Toy Store.  The Spectrum Toy Store is specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities.  It recently opened in Chicago, but the website features an online catalogue including many of their […]

Ideas for Assistive Technology Holiday Shopping

The latest Assistive Technology Update podcast is now out, and in keeping with the holiday spirit it focuses on shopping ideas and available help. Click here to access the podcast. This is actually the second part of the sixth annual holiday assistive technology shopping episode. If you missed part one, you can access it by […]

A BuZoo Story – Early Learning in a Touch-Free Way

“Cool!” said Emmanuel, an 11-year-old with autism. Emmanuel had recently finished playing the touch-free, interactive and fun learning app dubbed A BuZoo Story. A BuZoo Story is a touch-free mobile app designed to give children living with complex communication impairment related to autism and other developmental disorders an engaging, fun and interactive learning experience. Shailah […]

Smyle Mouse Lets Your Face Do the Talking

For those with physical impairments that make using a regular computer mouse difficult, or can’t use a voice-activated interface, there’s now a new option. Smyle Mouse allows you to control a PC without using your hands or voice. You do it all simply by using your head and face. This is a new tool that […]