Intel Reader: Giving Independence to Print-Disabled

Exciting news for people who have difficulty reading regular print!  Assistive technology leader HumanWare recently signed on to distribute the Intel Reader.  This lightweight device records print, converts it to digital text, and then reads it aloud.  It has all the power of a computer and scanner, yet can fit easily in a purse or […]

Holiday Gifts for Artists with Different Needs

I was doing some online holiday shopping for my family and friends at the BLICK Art Materials web site today when I noticed the “special needs” section. BLICK Art Materials offers: grips for pencils or other writing utensils self-opening, long loops and easy to grip scissors Crayola large, jumbo and triangular crayons these really cool […]

Assistive Technology and Autism Training, November 19

125 people registered to attend the Assistive Technology and Autism training on November 19.  It was a free training held at Easter Seals Crossroads for anyone interested in learning more about assistive technology devices for people of all ages with autism. Our guest speakers were: Scott Fogo, Director of Autism Services Andrew Goff, Assistive Technology […]

Accessible Education in Indiana

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 Project: Getting Assistive Technology to You

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 in the 21st Century

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 […]