Choosing an educational institution that’s right for you is a big decision. One factor to keep in mind is how accessible your school is. You may love Ball State’s Art Department, but does it accommodate all of your needs? I researched four Indiana universities to see how they measure up with accessibility.
INDATA this, INDATA that. What exactly is INDATA anyway? Assistive Technology Lab Let’s catch up a bit. INDATA stands for the Indiana Assistive Technology Act. Its goal is to spread the word about assistive technology and make it readily available for Indiana residents with disabilities. Here are the services we offer: Device Demonstration Set up an appointment to learn how […]
Braille is no longer limited to textured pieces of paper. Thanks to Assistive Technology, we now have many options for people with vision loss that enable them to read, write, and use a computer with ease. Believe it or not, Braille (in its earliest form) was not originally designed for people with vision loss. According […]
As I travel around Indiana and speak to different groups of people, I bring a handful of assistive technology with me to demonstrate different products in our loan library. One of the most popular items is called the LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen. It’s tagline is “Never Miss a Word” and you sure won’t if you are using […]
A common misconception about assistive technology (AT) is that the device has to be made out of wires, use electricity and be really complicated. This is absolutely not true! AT that does not work off of that principle is called low-tech. Low-tech devices after often found in the supermarket, the hardware store or even in […]
Kids love toys. They love to play games. Kids with disabilities have the same needs and desires. Switch adapted toys make it possible for children to use and enjoy different kinds of toys without asking for help. So what is a switch adapted toy? A battery operated toy is modified with a switch (generally a […]