Clothing line changes way children with autism get dressed

Zippers, buttons, and tags–oh my!  These features are found on a majority of clothing.  To many, seams and zippers are, well, seams and zippers; but for several children with autism, these are often insurmountable obstacles. Lauren Thierry, the mother of a boy with autism, created the “Independence Day Clothing” line to help children with autism […]

Disabilities and Employment: Expect. Employ. Empower.

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)?  NDEAM is a favorable time to educate Americans about “disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.” Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy, Kathy Martinez stated: “We all have a role to play […]

Wit: Natural Language for the Internet of Things

We may often find ourselves uttering to a stubborn appliance or device.  “Television, turn on.”  Soon, though, it could be more common for those devices to actually listen and obey our commands.  Several large companies such as Google and Apple have their own voice recognition technology; however, smaller companies and independent developers don’t have the necessary budget […]

Touchable Memories allows visually impaired to “see”

Birthdays.  Holidays.  Graduations.  Weddings.  Our lives consist of a series of memories, several that we wish to cherish and remember forever.  As we grow older, we may forget these wonderful moments, which is why we often capture them in photographs.  But how could individuals with visual impairments experience the pleasure of “viewing” a precious memory?  Touchable […]

4 facts (and more) about Apple Pay

Well folks, it’s finally here!  Apple’s new payment system, Apple Pay, was released yesterday.  I have mentioned this new payment system in two blogs both last month and last week, when I covered Apple’s two large events.  If you’ve read those past two posts, you probably know how excited I am for Apple Pay. If you don’t yet know […]