photo of Brian Norton awarding Ryan Rahebi 2020 Outstanding Volunteer award

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 […]

Sara beside her vehicle with her children

Consumer Highlight: Sara Banghart

Sara Banghart is a mother of two. Her daughter, Raelyn, was born with Pompe disease, which is an inherited disorder caused by buildup of a complex sugar (glycogen) in certain organs and tissues, especially in the muscles. Due to this disease, her daughter is non-ambulatory and dependent on a wheelchair. A few years ago, Sara […]

Randy Berg working at his desk

Veterans Honored Through Assistive Technology

Randy Berg is lucky to be alive. During a motorcycle ride on a warm spring day back in 1987, he ran off the road and flew face-first into a tree whose branch poked out his right eye, which was later replaced with a prosthetic one. Crushed nasal bones severed his left eye’s optic nerve. He […]

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Consumer Highlight: Randy Berg

Randy Berg was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on July 15, 1961. He graduated high school from Terre Haute South Vigo High School in 1980. Immediately after high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and went to boot camp in Orlando, Florida. He then went to HTFN (Hull Tech), Firefighting training, and NBC Warfare […]

Consumer Highlight: Mike DiSanto

Mike DiSanto was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 2001, which is located in the Eastern suburbs of Cleveland. He was raised there with his younger sister and his parents and his sister still lives in Cleveland. Mike is married to “the love of my life, Anna and […]