Opening Windows 10 to Everyone

Microsoft’s mission is to “empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more.” This kind of inclusivity is especially apparent in the Windows 10 update that launched earlier this summer. The update will vastly improve the system experience for all users, especially those with disabilities. Internally, the Windows accessibility team members refer to […]

Carving a Career Path with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

When Dwana Back thinks about the impact of Easterseals Crossroads’ Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS), she recalls one high school student who found his passion through the program. “He was feeling lost before graduation, and he lacked support at home,” said Back, the manager of Pre-ETS at Easterseals. “One of our career coaches helped spark his […]

Stay Alert and Aware with the HomeAware Smartphone App Signaler

Getting out of bed isn’t easy for many people. And those people with hearing impairments have the added difficulty of not being able to hear an alarm to help them wake up. In comes the HomeAware Smartphone Signaler. The Signaler alerts you to your morning alarm. In addition, it alerts you to your mobile calls, […]

Z-Vibe Motor Tool Aids in Speech and Sensory Difficulties

As small children learn to talk, speech errors are quite common. Learning how to say all the different sounds in words takes years to develop. However, by the age of eight, kids should be able to say all sounds in English with no major errors. Otherwise, it can be a sign of an articulation disorder. […]

Make Learning to Type Fun with Typesy

Learning to type can be a difficult enough challenge to begin with. But for a person with a disability — whether a learning disability, attention issues or fine motor problems — typing can become a seemingly impossible task. By just taking a few minutes a day, you can improve your touch typing skills with Typesy […]

Apple’s iOS 12 Makes Life More Accessible

This year, Apple released the iOS 12 system, claiming it will “make your iPhone and iPad experience even faster, more responsive and more delightful.” You can add “more accessible” to that description as well. “Taking advantage of iOS 12 is a great way for people with disabilities to ring in the new year,” said Brian […]