Staying Safe in Cyberspace

The internet is the great connector of our time. It’s especially vital now, since people are quarantining and working from home amid COVID-19. But staying safe is a concern as there are many dangers out there in the vast reaches of cyberspace. “While the internet keeps us connected, it also makes us more vulnerable,” said […]

Fun and Function’s Social Mask

Whether we like it or not, having to wear a mask is not going to stop anytime soon.  A little while ago I wrote about the ClearMask, a full-face mask that doesn’t hide the wearer’s face.  If you’re looking for something similar, check out Fun and Function’s Social Mask! The Social Mask features a transparent […]

Celebrating the Anniversary and Evolution of the ADA

Peter Berg has been working in the field of disabilities almost as long as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect. For the past 20 years, he has worked for the Great Lakes ADA Center, providing education and training on various aspects of the ADA for people with disabilities across six states. […]

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 […]