14+ ADA Compliant Kitchen Appliances

One of the most popular articles on our blog is: Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible kitchen for wheelchair users.  Within the article, our very own Nikol Prieto discussed 5+ ways to make your kitchen accessible.  She covered guidelines for accessible work surfaces/counters, kitchen sinks, cabinets, doorways/hallways, and appliances.  As a wheelchair […]

Bloomington Recognizes April as Accessibility Awareness Month

It’s estimated that nearly 1 in 5 Americans (or 43 million individuals nationwide) have some form of disability.  The City of Bloomington in Indiana is on a mission to spread accessibility and disability awareness.  During the entire month of April, the City of Bloomington’s Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) celebrates Accessibility Awareness Month.  Throughout the month, […]

Top 5 things a student with a disability should do when planning for college

Planning for college can be an exciting yet stressful time in your life. If you are someone with a disability, there can be additional challenges when preparing for school. A student with a disability is not required to inform a postsecondary school that they have a disability. However, if they want the school to provide […]

Smart contact lenses by Google

Writer: Laura Medcalf The search engine giant Google has been working on wearable technology for quite some time now. From their smartwatches to Google Glass, their mission of making technology as portable as possible is becoming very evident. The mission will become even clearer with Google’s idea of smart contact lenses. A new patent application details how […]

Friday Podcast: AT for women, Google Self Driving Car Takes Man to Taco Bell, Bluetooth Tooth Brush, ADA Comparison Guide, iPhone, Facebook Timeline Accessibility

Information from the INDATA Project is now available via podcast! Every Friday, the INDATA Project will release two podcasts featuring new assistive technology projects. The podcasts are available for viewing on the INDATA Project website and on iTunes. The “Assistive Technology Update” is a fast-paced weekly update for AT professionals and enthusiasts. The “Accessibility Minute” is designed […]

Job Accommodation Network Offers Employment Solutions for Individuals with Disabilities

With the national unemployment rate being 9.5% as of February 2011, it is undoubtedly a difficult time for Americans to find and keep steady jobs. For individuals with disabilities, this number is even more staggering. Unemployment for this group was as high as 16.9% in late 2010. There is some good news concerning employment for […]