Override the Summer Slide

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Summer is a time when most kids are enjoying water parks and splash pads, not focused on their academic skills. But maybe they should be. “Many students experience some learning loss during the summer,” said Cristen Reat. Reat is the co-founder and program coordinator at BridgingApps. “I believe there is […]

EyeOn App

“Help!  I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”  I’m sure you’ve seen or heard of this commercial advertising a button you can wear if you are living independently and at-risk.  A newer app, called EyeOn, takes this same concept, but works through your smartphone so you no longer have to wear a button on your […]

4+ Solutions for Aging in Place

Looking for some way to help support your aging family member?  There are many smart devices available on the market with many beneficial features for seniors, however, the devices themselves aren’t specifically designed for them.  Fortunately, GreatCall Incorporated was founded specifically to provide solutions and support to those aging in place, and offers many easy-to-use devices to help them […]

Home Sweet Accessible Home

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “People want to stay in their homes as long as they can. If you have the resources to plan for that and can consciously build a home and make accessible features part of the design, that is definitely becoming more of a trend.” And that accessibility in a home can […]

BoldWriter 40 – Pen for those with low vision

Although many tasks are now being done electronically through the use of smartphones, tablets, computers, etc., many still prefer to write things out on a good old-fashioned piece of paper.  (I am definitely one of these people as I love handwriting shopping lists, notes, numbers, etc.)  However, for individuals with low vision, they often can’t […]

The Driving Force to Overcome

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Getting behind the wheel of a car is a big deal. Now you have control of a machine that weighs a few thousand pounds. And now you have to navigate that vehicle in and out of traffic, dealing with weather hazards and all the temperaments of other drivers on the […]