People with Disabilities Solve Equation for Success

People with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the nation. According to the CDC, one in four people in the United States have a disability. Yet just 17.9 percent of them were employed as of 2020, down from 19.3 percent in 2019 (per statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor). In comparison, 63.7 […]

INDATA partners with AgrAbility

A Perfect Dovetailing of INDATA and AgrAbility

Thanks to INDATA’s recently announced partnership with Indiana AgrAbility, Assistive Technology Technician Lisa Becker is embracing her childhood dreams more than ever before. Indiana AgrAbility is a USDA-sponsored program that assists farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities. Becker helps find and demonstrate assistive technology for these workers, whom she has deemed “the most […]

Health Equity Role Marks a First for the FSSA

Dr. Breanca Merritt has a long history of working to amplify a variety of marginalized voices. This makes her more in tune with the underlying spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is about much more than installing wheelchair ramps or automatic doors. “When we talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act, folks get […]

Project Euphonia

Project Euphonia Gives Voice to the Speaking Impaired

For ALS patient Andrea Peet, communication means much more than commanding her phone to text someone or play her favorite song. “To be able to tell my husband that I love him … it was, like, the most fundamental part of being human,” she told TODAY Show reporter Natalie Morales in a special segment. Peet […]

Brain Injury Awareness

Raising the Voices of a Silent Epidemic

Out of all the national health awareness months, Brain Injury Awareness Month ranks among the most important, as misconceptions still surround the condition. “It’s hard to capture accurate statistics because so many people with brain injuries are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed,” said Wendy Waldman, president of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI). “A brain injury […]

Vote

Bringing Innovation to the Voting Process

The U.S. presidential election is just around the corner, but concerns are growing about the stability of the voting process amid the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, Kentucky closed 95 percent of its polling locations due to the outbreak, and a rush to accommodate remote voting resulted in the distribution of inaccurate absentee […]