Take a moment to reflect on how many times a day you encounter the following: pencils and pens, eating utensils, drinking glasses, doorknobs, phones and more. Have you ever questioned the design of any of these? Few people would challenge the design due to their prevalence. Why question the design of a fork, when it’s […]
Susan B. Anthony said, “Independence is happiness.” The quote’s truth was likely questioned in the 1800s, but today many would argue that independence is happiness; this holds especially true for individuals with disabilities. Persons with ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke/aphasia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments may often struggle gaining and maintaining their […]
by Laura Medcalf When many see a child throwing a ball, they likely don’t stop and stare in amazement; after all, throwing a ball is such a simple task, right? Well, something so “simple” as throwing a ball is a great milestone in Hannah Mohn’s life. Hannah is a four-year-old born with arthrogryposis, a neuromuscular […]
I remember watching a movie over 14 years ago where the house had several automated items, ultimately simplifying the residents’ lives. I was wholly intrigued with the idea of turning lights on from across the room, or playing a song by simply saying it aloud. Though I was lost in reverie pondering the future, never […]
By Laura Medcalf There are many services readily available at your fingertips to make your online experience with websites and social media more accessible. For this post, I will provide an overview of multiple resources: NoSquint is available as an add-on for the Mozilla Firefox browser and allows users to adjust the text-only and/or full-page […]
Check out this week’s tech tip on accessibility features available on Microsoft Windows!