Easterseals Crossroads is helping develop the WayFinder app to revolutionize public transportation for Hoosiers with disabilities.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]