Go Talk Go AAC Wearable

Over the years, we have covered several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and apps.  Go Talk Go is an example of an AAC wearable – so communication is literally within an arm’s length! The rechargeable Go Talk Go features a plastic wristband so you can wear it like a watch.  It offers three programmable […]

New Year Apps to Build a New You

“New year, new me,” most people say to push themselves toward change in the early weeks of January. Fortunately, there is a wide world of resources right at your fingertips. “New Year’s resolutions are so much more manageable now with apps,” said Brian Norton, director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “With just a few […]

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Assistive Technology

Don’t worry, we’ve all found ourselves squeezing through crowds or running into internet traffic while shopping for gifts at the last minute. Have no fear; we have some late holiday gift ideas here for those loved ones who may need assistive technology. “While these items certainly are convenient for able-bodied people, they can be vital […]

Voice Assistant Must-Have Skills

A voice assistant can be invaluable for people with disabilities these days. Essentially virtual caregivers, voice assistants provide everything from daily reminders to guided meditation, cognitive exercises and more. “Voice assistants ultimately empower people with disabilities to live more independently,” said Brian Norton, director of assistive technology at Easterseals Crossroads. “Technologies like Amazon Echo and […]

AMAneo Assistive Mouse Adapter Helps Control Your Clicks

Millions of people worldwide suffer from hand tremors. And working a computer mouse can be a nightmare for those with hand dexterity challenges. The AMAneo (Assistive Mouse Adapter) helps people with shaky hand movements or tremors control their computer mouse better. Even if the user’s hand is shaking, the AMAneo filters the trembling of the […]

Attention Increase Through Assistive Technology

We live in a world full of distractions. As society runs around us, we’re constantly looking at various screens, seeing personal and global news and information rush past our eyes like the cascading green code of “The Matrix.” And it can be difficult to keep our attention. These distractions can be particularly overwhelming for people […]