Moon Pals Weighted Stuffed Animals

I have written about many weighted wearables and blankets over the years, but I have yet to write about Moon Pals!  Moon Pals are weighted stuffed animals that hug you back!  They may benefit individuals with autism, ADHD, anxiety, insomnia/sleep disorders, and more. Moon Pals are “engineered to harness the benefits of weighted therapy.”  Many […]

GazePlay Opens Up the World of Gaming

GazePlay opens up a wide world of gaming for poly-disabled people with limited use of their limbs or voices. The free, open-source software grants users access to nearly 60 games playable with an eye tracker. GazePlay works on Windows, MacOS and Linux. Moreover, it can be used with all eye trackers that allow mouse movement. […]

Setting Section 508 Technology Standards

Every internet user should be able to travel smoothly through cyberspace. In fact, in 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice declared the web a place of public accommodation. And according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these places must be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all […]

Suno App – Be My Ears

Apple offers an app designed to help the special needs community with their communication needs. An app called Suno allows the deaf-blind to communicate with those around them using an Apple Watch. The deaf-blind can use the Apple Watch to communicate through touch. Type out Morse code on the watch using gestures (one tap for […]

Gmail Dark Mode Takes You to the Dark Side

Gmail is one of the most recent apps to get a dark mode redesign from Google. While it’s been months since the new iOS 13 and Android 10 arrived — both with system-wide dark modes — Gmail was one of the last major apps to get the new color scheme. Here are a few reasons […]

Ohsnap Grip for Smartphones

If you’re looking for a product that makes holding your smartphone easier, check out the Ohsnap Grip!  According to its Kickstarter page, it is a “powerful grip stand, and magnet wrapped inside a super-thin frame.”  Additionally, it is compatible with Snapcharge, the company’s magnetic wireless charger. The website continues: “It makes life with your phone […]