Giving Your Brain Some Serious Playtime

Brain games. Do they really work? It’s a controversial subject with no clear-cut answers. But for those people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), research evidence does show that play-based therapy using games is both enjoyable and improves balance and independence better than usual therapy options. After a person has suffered TBI, cognitive training for the […]

Building an Inclusive Learning Environment

            Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at people with particular disabilities and the forms of assistive technology that can improve their everyday lives. INDATA hosted two training sessions last week with representatives from the PATINS Project and the Dyslexia Institute of […]

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 […]

KAPSYS SmartVision2: The First Smartphone for the Visually Impaired

According to Statista, there are nearly 2.5 billion smartphone users worldwide. More than two hundred million of those users are in the United States. Smartphones today continue to progress as advances in telecommunication technology have been significant in recent years. But with features such as high-definition touchscreens, navigation tools, and high-speed internet browsing on the […]

Building Support for People with Brain Injuries

In the summer of 2016, Mike Vaughan’s life changed forever. A semi-truck crushed his small Volkswagen Golf, and he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Vaughan’s long recovery in the hospital and at home left him feeling increasingly isolated and confined. A […]

Aging in Place with Assistive Technology

Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at how assistive technology can help in our everyday lives. This Friday, March 2, INDATA explores how assistive technology can help people as they age. “Growing older comes with all sorts of obstacles,” said Brian Norton, the director of assistive technology […]