Awareness Day for Assistive Technology

Last year, Congress made a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as the first National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. This year, it fell on March 4 in the midst of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Assistive technology is defined in the Assistive Technology Act, Public Law 105-394, stating: “An assistive technology device is defined as ‘any item, […]

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 […]

Gearing Up Mobility with BraunAbility

BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vans and lifts, recently announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to Carmel. According to Inside INdiana Business, the company will invest $7.5 million to move to the Lakeside Green Business Center and build a new Research & Development and Technology Center. This investment will not only create several jobs […]

Everyone Can Shine in iCan Bike Camp

The harsh winter sweeping across the Hoosier state is slowly but surely coming to a close. The sun is peeking out of the clouds, and summer is just around the corner. Few warm weather pastimes rival riding a bike. The sense of freedom, the feeling of the summer breeze blowing through your hair, the excitement […]

Peri Rogowski: A Lifelong Assistive Technology Champion

Peri Rogowski’s passion for assistive technology is a large part of what defines her. Last month, the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads presented Peri Rogowski with the Indiana Assistive Technology Champion award, honoring her decades-long dedication to the AT field. “In the 25 years I have worked in the AT industry in Indiana, Peri has […]