Intel Unveils Connected Wheelchair

Smart watches, smart wristbands, smart glasses… oh my!  Wearable technology is a booming industry linking users to technology like never before.  And now there is a device that connects its users in a whole new way.  At the Intel Developer Forum last Tuesday, Intel introduced a new, cutting-edge connected device: the first smart wheelchair. Most smart, wearable devices are busy tracking how many […]

What do ice buckets, Stephen Hawking and voice banking have in common?

You almost can’t get on social media without seeing people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads. This is the ALS ice bucket challenge and it’s soaking the nation. With the ALS ice bucket challenge you have 24 hours to dump a bucket of ice water over your head once you have been challenged […]

Control your computer with your eyes

Susan B. Anthony said, “Independence is happiness.”  The quote’s truth was likely questioned in the 1800s, but today many would argue that independence is happiness; this holds especially true for individuals with disabilities.  Persons with ALS, cerebral palsy, stroke/aphasia, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and other mobility impairments may often struggle gaining and maintaining their […]

TalkRocket Go: iPad app helps people speak

MyVoice Inc., the creators of  RocketKeys — an application that allows users to customize the keyboard for their specific needs — also offers TalkRocket Go, an application used around the globe as a communication aid for children and adults with speech and language disabilities. TalkRocket Go quick features: A simple tap-to-talk application Oversize buttons (good targets for both […]

InterAACt with DynaVox Products

DynaVox is a leading provider for augmentative and alternative communication products and speech generating devices for individuals with a multitude of disabilities worldwide.  Their products are constructed with each consumer’s unique communication needs in mind.  They have products specifically for individuals with cerebral palsy, ALS, autism, stroke/aphasia, neurological conditions, intellectual disabilities and more; whether individuals […]

Former NFL Player Uses Microsoft Surface to Communicate and Inspire Others

September 25, 2006 was the reopening night of the New Orleans Superdome after Hurricane Katrina had devastated the area.  Former NFL player Steve Gleason will always be remembered for this night, one of the most dramatic moments in New Orleans Saints’ history, when he blocked a punt against the Atlanta Falcons, which was recovered in […]