AdBlock for Better Web Viewing

We’ve all had it happen to us – you visit a website but you are instantly thrown off by the bouncing advertisement that just won’t seem to leave the screen.  While it might be easy for a person who has no visual impairment to find that tiny “x” and close the ad, those who use […]

Universal Design On-line Workshop

What is universal design? The Center for Universal Design at North Carolina State University defines universal design as The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. Examples of universal design include: contrast and magnification controls on any system […]

Recycle Your Old Assistive Technology

The next time you clean out your attic or basement, consider donating some of your used belongings to a good cause.  INDATA is currently accepting second-hand assistive technology (AT) for our equipment reutilization program.  Donated AT is sanitized, repaired, and given to Indiana residents with disabilities in need.  This is a free service that prevents waste from […]

Celebrate Safe Toys Month this December

It’s no coincidence that December was chosen by Prevent Blindness America as Safe Toys and Gifts Month.  Preventable toy injuries occur every year, most frequently around the holidays.  Approximately 235,300 injuries reported last year were toy-related, 73 percent of which happened to children under the age of 15.  Consider some of the following tips when […]

Inclusive Language: Putting the Person First

Imagine that you have a disability.  You also think of yourself as an artist, a brother, a pizza lover, and a table tennis champion.  Your disability does not define who you are.  Unfortunately, labels are often placed on people with disabilities and they can carry negative connotations.  Saying that someone is “handicapped” immediately lumps them […]

Switch Adapted Toys

Kids love toys.  They love to play games.  Kids with disabilities have the same needs and desires.  Switch adapted toys make it possible for children to use and enjoy different kinds of toys without asking for help. So what is a switch adapted toy? A battery operated toy is modified with a switch (generally a […]