Achieving Greatness through Power Soccer

While reflecting on youth, oftentimes one will reminisce the warm days of summer and kicking or throwing a ball around with friends.  Some even threw or kicked a ball outside of their driveway while competing in local baseball, basketball or soccer teams.  According to recent statistics, 35 million children (ages 5-18) play some form of organized sport.  Why are so many children involved in […]

6 New Accessibility Features on OS X, Yosemite

With their upcoming devices and updates, Apple is trying to create the most seamless, convenient experience for all users on all of their devices, both OS X and iOS alike.  In last Tuesday’s blog, I covered upcoming accessibility features in the new iOS 8 available this fall.  During the keynote conference this year, in addition to releasing […]

Position Available: Equipment Loan Specialist

Are you interested in assistive technology?  Would you like to learn and teach others about the many possibilities of assistive technology?  Do you want to help others?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider applying now to become an Equipment Loan Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads! Click here to apply today!  

10 New Accessibility Features in iOS 8

Last week at Apple’s annual developer conference, the company announced the launch of its new mobile operating system, iOS 8.  Over the years, Apple has strived to make its products as accessible as possible for all users.  With the said mission in mind, though both OS X and iOS platforms currently offer many accessible features, Apple continues […]

Dog-operated light switch

Performing common household tasks such as turning on a lamp for instance, are often taken for granted.  However, for individuals with mobility limitations, a task like operating a floor switch proves to be nothing short of a challenge. Heleen Bartsoen, uses a wheelchair to get around and was unable to operate the floor switch for the lamp in her […]