Building an Inclusive Learning Environment

            Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at people with particular disabilities and the forms of assistive technology that can improve their everyday lives. INDATA hosted two training sessions last week with representatives from the PATINS Project and the Dyslexia Institute of […]

Measuring Made Easy with the Tactile Caliper

Geometry class just got a bit easier for blind and visually-impaired students. A new mechanical Braille ruler is now available to individuals of all ages. Developed by Squirrel Devices — a past winner of the Louis Braille Touch of Genius Award — the Tactile Caliper allows its users to measure and draw with a much […]

The Magic of Touchable Fireworks

Fireworks shows are enjoyed by people around the world as a primarily visual experience. It might sound crazy, but now you can actually FEEL fireworks. Feeling is believing. For the more than 10 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired, they can now feel what sighted individuals experience during a joyful fireworks celebration. “Feeling […]

Enjoy an Accessible Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

Now that the summer sun is peeking out of the clouds and Memorial Day is around the corner, it’s time to plan a weekend getaway! If you’re looking for an accessible place to stay over the holiday, Airbnb is now offering new features to meet your needs. Earlier this spring, the company introduced 21 new […]

Fashion Moves Forward with Adaptive Clothing

Inclusive. It’s a term found everywhere in the major headlines. From an inclusive education strategy to an inclusive economy, it’s a word inviting all to participate — no exclusions, no exceptions. But there’s one place you don’t really see the word: the mainstream fashion industry. Or if you do see it, it is about a […]

Cyber Eyez Bringing Life into Focus

Today’s smart glasses are getting even smarter. CyberTimez, a world leader in augmented reality applications, has created Cyber Eyez, an application that enables low vision and blind users to magnify anything in their environment up to 15 times! The application can also read text in more than 100 languages without an internet connection. Cyber Eyez […]