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 […]

Tales of 3D printing and tailor-made accommodations

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 […]

Perkins’ LightAide: Fun and enlightened learning

There are many products and apps available to help children succeed academically.  However, several of these may easily lose a child’s attention and/or lack the necessary tools to construct a solid foundation for a child’s academic success.  There are many underlying factors that may contribute to a child’s education.  First, it is important to note that […]