Imagine that you are on vacation, visiting a city that you’ve never been to. You want to leave your hotel and walk around to the local shops and restaurants. You’re not sure where to go or what to do, but you want to make it an adventure. And – you’re blind. Most people might think […]
Her story is one that begins with a love of art and ends with a return to independence. Justine Horlander is an Indianapolis native diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa Inversa. It is a disease that she was already familiar with. Her mother, grandmother and eight-year-old son, Nathan, all have some form of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), an optical disease caused by damage to […]
2010 Center for Assistive Technology Poster Retreat & Innovation Networking Session WHAT: Information‐sharing and networking event for individuals interested in learning more and advancing the diverse and rewarding field of assistive technology. WHEN: March 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Discovery Park, Mann Hall at Purdue University WHY: To foster discussions regarding what is being done, what could be […]
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You may be familiar with Wheelchair Basketball, but have you ever heard of Beep Baseball or Quad Rugby? The Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Sports Program (RHISP) currently offers 15 different sports teams and 40 introductory sports clinics for people with physical disabilities. This program enables people with disabilities to have the same opportunities as athletes […]
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 […]