Celebrating the Anniversary and Evolution of the ADA

Peter Berg has been working in the field of disabilities almost as long as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been in effect. For the past 20 years, he has worked for the Great Lakes ADA Center, providing education and training on various aspects of the ADA for people with disabilities across six states. […]

Setting Section 508 Technology Standards

Every internet user should be able to travel smoothly through cyberspace. In fact, in 1996, the U.S. Department of Justice declared the web a place of public accommodation. And according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these places must be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all […]

Gmail Dark Mode Takes You to the Dark Side

Gmail is one of the most recent apps to get a dark mode redesign from Google. While it’s been months since the new iOS 13 and Android 10 arrived — both with system-wide dark modes — Gmail was one of the last major apps to get the new color scheme. Here are a few reasons […]

Awareness Day for Assistive Technology

Last year, Congress made a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as the first National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. This year, it fell on March 4 in the midst of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Assistive technology is defined in the Assistive Technology Act, Public Law 105-394, stating: “An assistive technology device is defined as ‘any item, […]

Gaming is More Than Just Games

From gaming to smart home devices, assistive technology helps people with disabilities maintain independence. It also helps them develop skills at home they can use in the community. Ben Jacobs, the founder and CEO of RebelTech Consulting LLC, recently led a full-day training session at INDATA on the benefits of this innovative assistive technology.   […]

A Vision of Improving Veterans’ Lives

As we recently celebrated Veterans Day, now is a fitting time to explore the ways in which we can give back to the brave men and women who have served this country. For veterans with disabilities living in Indiana, one of the best sources of support is the Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) at the Richard […]