Accessible Movie Theaters

Going to see a movie is a great way to spend an evening with friends, family, or a date.  The cushioned seats, dark surroundings, smell of popcorn, and in-your-face large movie screen have a way of capturing your undivided attention and exciting the senses.  Theaters across the nation have continually improved conditions to try and […]

Communication for Deafblind Individuals

If you read this blog regularly, you have probably read a lot of articles about computer access for individuals who are blind, such as this one on CAPTCHAs, digital books, information on web site accessibility with IBM, voice over options on the iPhone, and many more. You might have also read about technologies for people […]

INARF Conference March 10-12

This year’s INARF Conference is titled INARF 2.0: Intellectual Stimulus Package. The event will be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites from March 10-12, and 29 exhibitors will be present. Participants can expect to network with over 500 of their peers, increase their knowledge through various education sessions, and learn about products and […]

Product Review: VictorReader Stream

The VictorReader Stream is a portable DAISY player about the size of a pack of playing cards.  It has an SD card for storing books, files, music, voice recordings, and podcasts.  You can download your books and MP3s or transport them via USB.  The Stream is completely voice-guided for the visually impaired. Sounds great!  Let’s […]

ICAN Provides Service Dogs Trained by Prisoners

This Indiana organization provides service dogs to people with disabilities.  What makes it unique from other service animal programs is the fact that these dogs are trained by people in correctional facilities. ICAN, which stands for Indiana Canine Assistant Network, was formed in 2001 by Sally Irvin, Ph.D.  Each dog undergoes a two year training […]