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 […]

Introducing Amazon Tap and Echo Dot

Over a year ago, I wrote about Amazon Echo, a virtual assistant by Amazon that you simply place in your home.  To wake Echo, you simply say “Alexa” and the virtual assistant will provide you with music, news, weather, alarms, timers, to-do lists, and more.  More recently, Amazon has introduced two new members to their […]

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. […]