School Prep with PATINS

Summer vacation is winding down and school is almost back in session. This is a particularly busy time of year for members of the PATINS Project, which supports Indiana’s K-12 public educators in creating inclusive environments for students and providing assistive technology to meet their needs. In addition to delivering presentations at the Indiana Department […]

Building an Inclusive Learning Environment

            Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at people with particular disabilities and the forms of assistive technology that can improve their everyday lives. INDATA hosted two training sessions last week with representatives from the PATINS Project and the Dyslexia Institute of […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]

Building Support for People with Brain Injuries

In the summer of 2016, Mike Vaughan’s life changed forever. A semi-truck crushed his small Volkswagen Golf, and he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Vaughan’s long recovery in the hospital and at home left him feeling increasingly isolated and confined. A […]

Aging in Place with Assistive Technology

Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at how assistive technology can help in our everyday lives. This Friday, March 2, INDATA explores how assistive technology can help people as they age. “Growing older comes with all sorts of obstacles,” said Brian Norton, the director of assistive technology […]

Tips and Tools for Tackling the Winter Weather

Winter can be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most difficult, especially for people with disabilities. “This time of the year is when our resources can really come in handy for a lot of people,” said Brian Norton, the director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “Winter can […]