Did you know – The World Health Organization estimates more than 161 million people worldwide have a visual impairment. Of these, 37 million are blind and 124 million have low vision. Carol Girt, Loan Library Specialist, will be in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 14 to demonstrate assistive technology devices for people with low vision. […]
Speech recognition programs convert spoken words into text. They can also use voice commands to control computer applications. This technology provides accessibility to anyone who may not be able to easily utilize a keyboard or a mouse. As you might imagine, speech recognition is not always completely accurate. It is important to remember when using […]
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices can help individuals find the right words for everyday situations. According to the AAC Institute, approximately 2.5 million Americans have some kind of speech disability that prevents them from being easily understood by others. AAC equipment breaks down the communication barriers!
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 […]