Lose the Training Wheels Bicycle Camp

What: Bicycle camp for children with disabilities, ages 8 through 18. When: June 7 – June 11 Where: Perry Park Ice Skating Rink, 451 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis Why: Adapted bikes will be provided for kids with disabilities who want to learn how to ride a bike.  After 5 days at camp, approximately 80 […]

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 […]

Find Accessible Lodging with Hotels.com

Hotels.com now has a search filter that finds hotels with various accessibility features to narrow your results.  So folks who are preparing to travel and looking for a hotel that they can access with their wheelchair, for example, will be able to do so with ease.  This also means that people with disabilities can take […]

Accessible Indiana Education Spotlight: Ball State University

As a follow-up to our November post Accessible Education in Indiana, INDATA wanted to recognize Ball State University.  Disability Friendly Colleges recently included Ball State in their list of 75 colleges to exceed beyond the American with Disabilities Act guidelines. Ball State earned this acknowledgement for its exceptional student disability services, which include accessible residential housing, adaptive […]

AgrAbility Project Helps Farmers with Disabilities

Farming is dangerous work.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 120,000 farm related injuries occur each year.  Thanks to the AgrAbility Project, assistance is available to anyone working in the field of agriculture with a disability.  Services provided include on-site visits, assessments, training, and technical assistance.  Assistive technology, such as extra steps and handholds for […]