Consumer Highlight: Frank Kontor

Frank Kontor was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He graduated from high school in Gary and then attended Purdue University Calumet Campus (Purdue-Cal). His late wife attended the same high school, although he didn’t really know her as she was a few years younger than him. One night when he was in school at Purdue-Cal, […]

Consumer Highlight: Daniel Mayberry

Daniel Mayberry was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and was in 16 different foster homes growing up. He went to the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis and graduated in 1979. He told me that the foster homes that he was placed in were always hearing families and he often felt very left out. He […]

Consumer Highlight: Mitchell Zook

Mitchell Zook just completed his freshman year at the University of Indianapolis. He has had a successful year in a large part due to the assistive technology he is using. I visited Mitchell at his home to learn about the services he received through Easterseals Crossroads and how he is using the assistive technology he […]

Danny Wayne Beemer: A Local Leader On and Off the Air

Many Hoosiers know Danny Wayne Beemer as the velvety voice behind many Terre Haute-based radio programs since the 1990s. What they may not know is the fact that he has been hosting these shows for more than 25 years while having significant vision loss. Beemer not only stands as a role model with his impressive […]

Consumer Highlight: Mildred Rebennack

I set out to meet Mildred who needed a desktop CCTV due to her vision loss and received a donated one from our equipment reutilization program. I wanted to talk to her about how she learned about our program and how she was beginning to incorporate assistive technology in her life as her eyesight has […]

Consumer Highlight: Jodi Jones

On a beautiful spring day I drove to Rockville, Indiana to visit Jodi Jones at the first job she has ever held. I was excited to meet Jodi and learn about all of the assistive technology that has assisted her in successfully obtaining employment. Jodi got her first job at Scott Pet Products and is […]