5 Alerting Indicators for Blind and Visually Impaired

There are many forms of assistive technology that may benefit individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  However, one type of assistive technology I’ve yet to discuss in depth is alerting indicators, which may benefit these individuals greatly.  Maxi Aids “offers the highest quality selections of liquid level indicators, talking alarm clocks, motion sensors, toilet level indicators, […]

Boomer: Wireless Foot Mouse

I am often writing about different accessible and ergonomic computer mice for individuals of all abilities.  However, I’ve yet to write about one you can operate using your feet–introducing Boomer: The Foot Mouse! The foot device was invented by Becky Logue, a former dental hygienist.  She invented her first model back in 2006 (called “the Dental […]

Express Your Voice by Casting Your Vote

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing The right to vote is a basic human right. It is one that has been fought for throughout U.S. history, and it gives each person the opportunity to voice his or her opinion in a meeting, discussion, debate or election campaign. And 2016 is an election year. A big one. […]

Brili Routines

Structure and consistency help set children up for success.  This is especially true for individuals with ADHD, autism, or other special needs.  The app Brili is designed to make daily routines simple, fun for kids, and stress-free for families.  So what is Brili? Brili is the “first interactive platform that guides kids through everyday routines–employing best […]

Steady your tremors with GyroGlove

It’s estimated that approximately 10 million people experience essential tremors in America.  Essential tremor is defined as “a brain disorder that causes a part of your body to shake uncontrollably.  The unintentional shaking motion is called a tremor.”  Multiple medical conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, can cause tremors but sometimes the cause of tremors is unknown.  While […]

Dvorak keyboard layout on Mac

Some individuals using Mac computers often have trouble with the standard QWERTY keyboard layout.  An accessible alternative built-in to your Mac is the Dvorak layout, which puts the most frequently used keys right under your fingers, so you type with less finger movements needed. So would the Dvorak keyboard layout benefit you? First, according to ATMac, if […]