Ring Video Doorbells

There are many assistive technologies available to help individuals with different needs live more independently.  Smart home appliances are one of the easiest, most affordable ways to help someone with a mobility impairment be as independent as possible.  Ring is a company offering several smart home solutions. Ring offers security cameras, a security system, and […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]

Serene Innovations Super Bed Shaker

The last two blog posts have discussed two different bed shakers (Vibio and AlarmDock) for heavy sleepers or individuals who are hard of hearing.  Another example of a bed shaker is the Serene Innovations Super Bed Shaker. The Super Bed Shaker gently wakes you up with vibrations that gradually increase in strength.  It pairs directly […]

Silent Call AlarmDock

Silent Call Communications is a company established in 1985.  Their products are designed for individuals who are hard of hearing, deaf, deaf-blind, heavy sleepers, or wear a hearing aid.  One of Silent Call’s products is the AlarmDock.The AlarmDock product line is an innovative way to use your smartphone as an extra loud alarm clock or […]

Vibio Bluetooth Bed Shaker

Standard alarm clocks aren’t very effective at waking people with hearing loss, especially those who are severely hard of hearing or deaf.  Harris Communications offers many wake-up options, from bed shakers to lamp flashers.  One of their newer products is the Vibio bed shaker. The Vibio bed shaker is guaranteed to get you up on […]

5 Speech Amplifiers

There is a variety of speech assistance products available to help those with weak speech and/or those who work in noisy environments be heard properly.  One area of these products is speech amplifiers. In general, voice amplifiers are compact, personal amplification systems that provide voice boosts for different speech impairments.  Some are designed for outdoor/noisy […]