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 […]

BITES – Brain Injury Technology & Education Support Group

Easterseals Crossroads recently received a generous grant from Comcast NBCUniversal.  The Comcast NBCUniversal Assistive Technology Grant Fund was established to “enhance successful programs for people with disabilities and special needs by providing assessment, training, and support to address their long-term technology needs.”  The grant will assist dozens of individuals with brain injuries through the Brain […]

ZooMe Auto-Flex Folding Travel Scooter

While attending a wedding this weekend, I met a gentleman who had a stroke which left him unable to walk very well.  He rented a scooter while he was in town to help him get around easier.  However, the scooter was unable to be lifted onto the shuttle bus, leaving him unable to take the […]

Nearby Explorer App

Yesterday I discussed a handful of apps that are fully accessible using VoiceOver.  One I didn’t discuss is Nearby Explorer, which is a GPS app for people who are blind. Nearby Explorer is yet another app from the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).  (If you’re unfamiliar with APH, it is a nonprofit that offers thousands […]

5 popular apps using VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader found on Apple devices.  When using VoiceOver, users can access Macintosh or iOS devices with spoken descriptions and, when using the Mac, the keyboard.  This has made the devices accessible for users with visual impairments, as well as those with dyslexia. If you visit the App Store now on […]