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Consumer Highlight: Ben Perkins

Ben Perkins was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Broad Ripple High School. After high school, he went to live with his dad in Texas and started working at Texas Motors as a parts delivery pick-up driver. He then moved back to Indiana and went to C1 truck driving school and became an […]

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Consumer Highlight: Mason Metzger

Mason Metzger is a college student and has cerebral palsy. He uses a wheelchair and has minimal use of his hands and arms. He was struggling with computer access due to these limitations so he came to Easterseals Crossroads for an assistive technology evaluation. This evaluation assisted him in determining the best assistive technology to […]

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Consumer Highlight: Karolina Shiroka

Karolina Shiroka was born in Albania. Her family moved to Macedonia and then to Croatia where she finished high school. After finishing high school, she worked at the post office. In her 20’s, she moved to Indianapolis for her arranged marriage to a man who was from Albania, but had lived in Indianapolis for several […]

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Consumer Highlight: Candy Sherd

Candy Sherd was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease in 2006 after having spinal meningitis in 2004. VKH is a rare disorder that causes a rapid loss of vision. Knowing that she would have progressive vision loss, Candy started preparing and made large prints of things such as important documents and her favorite recipes. Candy is […]

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Consumer Highlight: Ryan Rahebi- 2020 Volunteer of the Year

It is with great pleasure that we recognize our 2020 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Ryan Rahebi. Ryan has volunteered in our Equipment Reutilization program for 2 years and we wanted to recognize the exceptional work he has been doing throughout those years. The Equipment Reutilization program (The Depot) is one of the INDATA Project’s […]

Deanna Austin being presented AT Champion award by Brian Norton

2020 Assistive Technology Champion: Deanna Austin

In 2017, we created the annual Assistive Technology (AT) Champion award, which recognizes an individual for exceptional contributions to the field of Assistive Technology in Indiana.  Recipients can be innovators, thought-leaders, trail-blazers, mentors, or cutting-edge technologists that positively impact the field of assistive technology. Our 2020 recipient is Deanna Austin LSW, CVR, Visual Impairment Services Team […]