Special iApps: 6 Cause and Effect Apps

Beverley and Colin Dean founded Special iApps more than 5 years ago.  They founded the nonprofit social enterprise because they couldn’t find any apps to teach their son, William, who has Down syndrome.  “We found that most apps had too much going on in the background, weren’t configurable or easily personalized, and didn’t cater for […]

Colorino Color Identifier – Light Detector

For individuals who are blind or colorblind, different tasks such as matching clothes, determining the ripeness of fruits and veggies, etc. have proven to be rather difficult.  Colorino Color Identifier-Light Detector is a pocket-sized 2-in-1 unit that not only identifies colors but also detects the presence of light. The Colorino can discern and clearly announce up […]

Override the Summer Slide

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Summer is a time when most kids are enjoying water parks and splash pads, not focused on their academic skills. But maybe they should be. “Many students experience some learning loss during the summer,” said Cristen Reat. Reat is the co-founder and program coordinator at BridgingApps. “I believe there is […]

Meet Leka: A New Robotic Toy for Special Needs

In several posts, I have written about different types of robots and their benefits on individuals with special needs.  If you’ve taken a tour of the INDATA Project’s lab here at Easter Seals Crossroads, you’ve probably already met a dancing robot named ARTI, or Assistive Robotics Technology Initiative.  (If you haven’t had a chance to meet the […]

Home Sweet Accessible Home

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “People want to stay in their homes as long as they can. If you have the resources to plan for that and can consciously build a home and make accessible features part of the design, that is definitely becoming more of a trend.” And that accessibility in a home can […]