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 […]

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 […]

Marcus Carter – Volunteer of the Year

The INDATA Project offers several free resources such as blogs, podcasts, and the Equipment Lending Library.  In addition to all these services, we also offer a device reutilization program through the INDATA Depot.  This program takes donated equipment (e.g. laptops, computers, CCTVs, etc.) and refurbishes them to give away to Hoosiers with disabilities.  Volunteers play […]

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 […]