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 […]

Carving a Career Path with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

When Dwana Back thinks about the impact of Easterseals Crossroads’ Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), she recalls one high school student who found his passion through the program. “He was feeling lost before graduation, and he lacked support at home,” said Back, the manager of Pre-ETS at Easterseals. “One of our career coaches helped spark his […]

Accommodating a More Inclusive Workforce

Earlier this month, INDATA held a free, full-day training session described as a “Job Accommodation Boot Camp.” This event gave an opportunity for employers and people with disabilities to think about the inclusiveness and accessibility of their workplace. They also learned how to seek accommodations to improve it. “Some people with disabilities may be hesitant […]

The INDATA Project’s Ability Round Table Supports Resource Groups

Earlier this year, the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads launched a series of learning opportunities to discuss strategies and resources for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. And it will continue in the new year with a new format, a new time and new topics! This series, the Ability Round Table, brings […]

New Host Announced for ATU Podcast

The INDATA Project has announced a new host for its highly-popular Assistive Technology Update (ATU) podcast. Wade Wingler, vice president of technology and information services for Easterseals Crossroads, has been the host since the podcast’s inception in 2011. As he celebrates 25 years this month with Easterseals Crossroads, he is passing the microphone for the ATU […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]