The INDATA Project is one of 56 similar, federally-funded programs designed to increase access and awareness of assistive technology. Our goal is to make the world a more accessible place and help people lead more independent and fulfilling lives through the use of assistive technology.
As we get closer to the holidays, here is a list of gift ideas of gadgets and cool tech to make our lives easier — especially for those people in your life who may have disabilities.
- OrCam Read is a first-of-its-kind handheld device with a smart camera that seamlessly reads text from any printed surface or digital screen.
- Great for anyone who struggles with reading.
- Just point and click.
- A simple and safe way to connect seniors with loved ones.
- Easy to use – eliminates the clutter, distractions and complications of other devices.
- Make a call, send an email, play games, or listen to music or the latest news. It is all there.
- Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, get help with homework.
- 1yr subscription to Amazon Kids+ provides access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills.
- Set daily time limits, filter explicit songs, and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
- Tile stickers are bluetooth enabled and link to an app on your phone to make everything findable.
- Tile Stickers feature an adhesive back, making it easy to stick onto your remote control, headphones, glasses case, or other gadgets.
- The easy-to-use finder and free app work with iOS and Android.
- Active noise cancellation for immersive sound.
- Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you.
- When connect to iOS14 persons who are hard of hearing are able to use them as personal listening devices.
Keeping It Clean
- We have all heard about how dirty our phones are. PhoneSoap 3 aims to solve that by using UV-C light to sanitize your smartphone.
- PhoneSoap 3 was built to accommodate all smartphones.
- USB and USB-C ports in the back of the unit offer universal charging. You’re going to charge your phone and sanitize it, too!
Fun for Kids
- The GoCube is a STEM toy that fits all ages and capabilities. This educational and fun cube connects to your phone or tablet and tracks your moves in real time.
- It teaches the fundamentals of problem solving and develops spatial awareness, memorization skills and hand & eye coordination.
- Echo Glow is a smart lamp for kids – Pair with any compatible Alexa device to control color and brightness with your voice.
- Unlock the magic of Rainbow Timer – As the colors of the rainbow change, kids get a visual reminder that can help morning and bedtime routines stay on track.
- Snap Circuits make learning fun and teaches basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by using building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid.
- Build over 500 experiments with over 70 parts.
- Parts included: snap wires, slide switches, resistors, an FM radio module, and a 7-segment LED display.
Interested in more holiday gift ideas? Listen to our 3-part ATUpdate Holiday Podcast.
For more information about the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, go to www.eastersealstech.com or call 888-466-1314.