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 […]

Accessible Gardens

A while back, I wrote a post featuring 8 gardening tools designed to simplify gardening for individuals of all abilities.  Now that the weather is so bright and warm, I just felt the need to explore the world of accessible gardening again!  Unlike my previous post which solely discussed tools to simplify gardening, this post will go […]

Ramp Up Indiana

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) has recently announced the launch of a new program to provide assistive mobility devices to Indiana homeowners.  The program, Ramp Up Indiana, will provide “up to $25,000 each to eligible nonprofit organizations in Indiana as part of a non-competitive rolling funding round beginning May 1, 2016.  Through […]

Speaking with a New Voice

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Pick up your phone. Dial a number. Talk to someone. You listen to them talk back. Seems easy, doesn’t it? Not for everyone. For many years, a person with impaired hearing or speech had to use text telephones, also known as TTY, in order to communicate over the phone. This […]