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. […]

National Cristina Foundation Connects Nonprofits with Technology

When the National Cristina Foundation was established three decades ago, nobody had yet come up with the term “digital divide.” But that’s what their mission has been for more than 30 years: to connect nonprofit groups with technology needs to donors of reusable hardware so the disadvantaged can have access to computers, mobile devices and […]

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 […]

Safe Toys and Gifts for the Holidays

Winter has come. The holiday season is upon us. As we brace for an impending invasion of family, friends and frosty temperatures — holiday shopping can be an escape everyone enjoys. Finding gifts for children with special needs around the holidays often begets high stress levels. Luckily, the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with […]

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 […]