Steve Swain: An Assistive Technology Champion

While looking back at when he started as Indiana AgrAbility’s rural rehabilitation specialist, Stephen J. Swain, ATP, let out a hearty laugh and said, “I really had no idea what I was getting into.” Swain has family members with disabilities, but the world of assistive technology (AT) and the language of accessibility was foreign to […]

A Growing Need for Accessible Agriculture

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing It’s officially the end of summer and the beginning of fall — a time when barbecues become roasts, and a chill in the air eventually takes over. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, September 2015 brings days excellent for sowing grains, hay and forage crops. There are also good days for […]

She’s a Crucial Part of the Creative Solution

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications More than 25 years providing and managing assistive technology services. Presentations in 42 states and six foreign countries. Author of 22 publications. Inventor of more than 1,000 different assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities. No wonder Dr. Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., ATP, is called “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology.” […]

Farming after the war: for some, it will never be the same

A recent White House report indicated that while only 17% of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, rural residents account for 44% of the military. These rural veterans and military officers are returning to their ranches, farms and rural communities with disabilities such as post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) and brain injuries at high rates. […]

Friday Podcast

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” […]