Brain Injury Awareness

Raising the Voices of a Silent Epidemic

Out of all the national health awareness months, Brain Injury Awareness Month ranks among the most important, as misconceptions still surround the condition. “It’s hard to capture accurate statistics because so many people with brain injuries are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed,” said Wendy Waldman, president of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI). “A brain injury […]

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Tech the Halls with Holiday Gifts

Doing some last-minute holiday shopping? Don’t be hard on yourself; it’s been a tough year. Avoid the crowded malls, and shop safely in cyberspace. Here is a guide to some great gifts for people of all ages and levels of ability. Assistive Technology Gifts GrandPad: This tablet is “the smartest, simplest and safest way to connect […]

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, […]

Ordinary Items, Extraordinary Solutions

The title of Dr. Therese Willkomm’s forthcoming book concisely describes what she does — “Make Stuff and Love People.” Dr. Willkomm, the director of New Hampshire’s State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), has spent more than 25 years creating assistive technology solutions for people with […]

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 […]