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 […]

Control your computer with your eyes

Susan B. Anthony said, “Independence is happiness.”  The quote’s truth was likely questioned in the 1800s, but today many would argue that independence is happiness; this holds especially true for individuals with disabilities.  Persons with ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke/aphasia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments may often struggle gaining and maintaining their […]

Visually impaired use smartphones to see world

Smart devices have opened up a whole new world to individuals with visual impairments, granting them the ability to communicate, navigate in unfamiliar areas and even take photographs of their surroundings… Wait, what? It is generally understood that individuals with visual impairments read and complete tasks oftentimes through the sense of touch; these individuals read content […]

Samsung’s new accessibility accessories

Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969 and remains a large name in the world of smart devices today offering features unique to their devices, thus setting them apart from other competitors.  Their take on accessibility is no exception.  In March, they began launching a trio of new accessories for the Galaxy Core Advance mid-range device […]