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 […]

Free rides for children with disabilities to commemorate World Duchenne Awareness Day

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a “genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.”  It affects 1 in 3,500 newborn boys, and in rare cases can even affect girls.  September is Duchenne Action Month, and this Thursday, September 7th, is World Duchenne Awareness Day. To commemorate Duchenne Awareness Day, Metaverse Entertainment is offering free […]

Refreshabraille 18

Last week, I introduced the Orbit Reader 20, which is an affordable ($449) refreshable braille display.  If you’re looking to compare, another available braille display is the Refreshabraille 18. The Refreshabraille 18 is a “unique handheld refreshable braille display and braille keyboard for desktop computers and mobile devices.” Although the device has been around for […]