Exploring Emotions: Social Tools and the Autism Spectrum

Every year, INDATA hosts four full-day training sessions that take people from all walks of life inside the intricate, ever-expanding world of assistive technology. “These training days open the door to all kinds of important discussions and discoveries,” said Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads. This year’s slate of sessions concluded at […]

Snapverter Add-On for Read&Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an add-on that provides “personalized support to make documents, web pages, and common file types in Google Drive more accessible.”  Now there is an add-on for Read&Write to make it even more accessible called Snapverter. Snapverter is a Google Chrome tool that quickly turns any printed material (e.g. classroom papers, textbooks, […]

Enchroma : Color-correcting eyewear for color blindness

Color blindness is a condition where a person’s eyes are unable to see colors under normal light.  It affects millions of people worldwide and is most prominent in men; it affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women.  The condition ranges from a variety of classes, with red-green color blindness being the most […]

3 American Sign Language Apps for Children

I’ve covered many apps and technologies that help teach American Sign Language over the years.  However, a majority of these are geared towards teenagers and adults.  For the purpose of today’s blog, I wanted to shift my focus on three apps that teach and practice American Sign Language for children. 3 American Sign Language Apps […]

Jordy – Low Vision Wearable

We’ve covered so many CCTVs and other assistive technologies to help individuals with visual impairments over the years.  A majority of these video magnifiers are bulky, while others are compact, handheld devices.  Now there is the most portable solution yet: introducing Jordy, the wearable video magnifier! Jordy is a battery-operated, full-color portable system that can be […]

BJOY Chin Mouse

Last month I covered the BJOY Ring Joystick Mouse, which is a product that transforms a wheelchair’s joystick into a computer mouse.  For users who aren’t able to use their hands, an alternative option is the BJOY Chin Mouse.  The BJOY Chin is “the best alternative to use the mouse with your chin.” The BJOY […]