Accessible Adventures in Indiana

“Indiana is becoming more accessible now than ever before,” said Ric Edwards, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program Director for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A wheelchair user since 1970, Edwards has watched closely as the state’s level of accessibility has evolved over the years. His work for the DNR involves keeping […]

Liftware Level

I first introduced Liftware back in 2014.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, it is an eating utensil that cancels out tremors making it easier to eat.  The same company has recently released an all-new product coined Liftware Level. The original Liftware (now called “Liftware Steady”) is an electronic stabilizing handle with an assortment of attachments. […]

Math Mat Challenge Game

I wanted to add another product for practicing math after writing about the Hundred Activity Mat on Tuesday.  The Math Mat Challenge Game is a fun, interactive floormat that challenges students to “listen to the equation, do the math, then step on the correct answer.” Math can be a challenging subject for many students.  Additionally, […]

Steve Swain: An Assistive Technology Champion

While looking back at when he started as Indiana AgrAbility’s rural rehabilitation specialist, Stephen J. Swain, ATP, let out a hearty laugh and said, “I really had no idea what I was getting into.” Swain has family members with disabilities, but the world of assistive technology (AT) and the language of accessibility was foreign to […]

Introducing Apple’s HomePod

After Amazon Echo’s raging success over the past few years, many tech companies are creating their very own smart speaker home assistants.  Google’s version of the home assistant was introduced near the end of last year.  Now, Apple has finally introduced their own smart speaker: the HomePod. Apple describes their new product as follows: HomePod is […]

Myself Belts : One-handed belts

I’ve been really inspired by my posts covering items that encourage children to dress independently.  Most recently, I’ve discussed the One, Two, Tie My Shoe Kit as well as EZ Sox.  Now I’d like to discuss Myself Belts, which is an item that fosters independence in children and adults alike! Myself Belts “is the easiest belt on […]