7 Assistive Kitchen Cutting Devices

“For many individuals, time in the kitchen is special.  It gives them a chance to be creative and have a result that is as delicious as it is beautiful.”  Low vision and poor dexterity often make prepping and cooking foods extremely challenging.  Fortunately, there are so many kitchen advancements that allow individuals to continue to […]

Cooking Up Easy Solutions for Holiday Meal Prep

Hosting a holiday dinner is a daunting task for anyone. But it can be especially difficult for people with disabilities. The INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads can help make kitchens across the Hoosier state more accessible this holiday season. The organization offers Hoosiers with disabilities the opportunity to borrow pieces of assistive technology that will […]

BrailleNote GPS

HumanWare is “the global leader in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision.”  The company offers dozens of innovative products, one of them being the BrailleNote GPS. The BrailleNote GPS provides location information and mapping tools to augment independent travel for individuals with visual impairments.  People can use the GPS to […]

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 […]

5 Chrome Tools for People with Special Needs

I’ve gotten several requests for Google Chrome extensions for different special needs in recent months.  I did a piece on 7 available extensions for learning disabilities back in November 2015.  However, due to the demand, I thought I’d discuss a few more! While my original post was written primarily for students with learning disabilities, this post […]

Word Bank Universal for Google Chrome

Don Johnston Inc., the developer behind Co:Writer, Snap&Read, and more, has recently released Word Bank Universal.  Word Bank Universal is an extension for Google Chrome that puts a word bank directly onto your browser. What is a word bank exactly?  Word banks provide core vocabulary which can help in: Vocabulary development Spelling support Gaining the […]