Traveling with Disability: Plan, Prepare … and Have Fun!

People with disabilities can enjoy nearly all the same pleasurable fruits of life as those without disability, though it may take a little more planning and preparation. That’s true of many leisurely pursuits, including traveling – whether it’s across the globe, to another state or even within your own city. This is especially the case […]

Freedom Chair : battery-operated chair lift

Some individuals with progressive muscle weakness need just a little assistance to help them stand.  The Freedom Chair by Stand Aid of Iowa offers just that!  While many recliner chairs are designed to help users stand by pushing them forward, the Freedom Chair helps by lifting the user up! Stand Aid of Iowa has been manufacturing “quality, durable standing […]

Eye tracking technology

Individuals with ALS, a spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, Rett Syndrome, and more may all have little to no upper body strength.  The inability to move upper extremities once meant these individuals could no longer independently operate something like a PC, but eye tracking software changes that. Tobii Dynavox is a company offering several products and […]

Tecla Shield: Hands-free control of smart devices

Assistive technology can make things more convenient for some, but for others it makes things possible!  Smart devices have indubitably helped thousands of individuals with special needs communicate, control switches, and so much more.  However, some individuals with upper-body mobility impairments aren’t able to operate their smart device(s) independently.  This is where the Tecla Shield comes in. […]

Safe Toys and Gifts for the Holidays

Winter has come. The holiday season is upon us. As we brace for an impending invasion of family, friends and frosty temperatures — holiday shopping can be an escape everyone enjoys. Finding gifts for children with special needs around the holidays often begets high stress levels. Luckily, the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with […]

Nike Makes Marty McFly’s Style a Reality

Have you always wanted a pair of Marty McFly’s iconic self-lacing shoes showcased in Back to the Future Part II?   Good news, the wait is over. Nike introduced the HyperAdapt 1.0 in Spring 2016. Shoe laces can be a burden for everyone — not just people living with disabilities. Perhaps, this is part of […]