Monday Tech Tip: Apple Watch-New Health Alerts

Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us the new health alerts on the Apple Watch. He shows us Fall Detection, which will allow you to alert your emergency contact if you fall. He also shows us a heart monitor called heart health which will monitor your heart rate. Check it out […]

Gaining Independence through the Internet of Things

INDATA specializes in connecting people with disabilities to assistive technology that can improve their lifestyle and increase their independence. Next week’s free, full-day training session on Friday, August 31 will go one step further by showing how this technology can connect to the world around them. The upcoming training session will introduce attendees to the […]

Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule App

Visual Schedules are ideal tools for individuals with autism, ADHD, and other special needs.  The Children with Autism: A Visual Schedule by Enuma is the “first wearable picture-based scheduler designed with children and adults with autism in mind.”  The app’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to create a picture-based, personalized daily schedule. “Understanding and following […]

TimeBuzz Apple Watch App

Since its release over a year ago, the hype of the Apple Watch has simmered down.  If you aren’t too familiar with the wearable device, check out my blog on its accessibility features as well as different apps available for the visually impaired.  Now that it’s been out for a while, more and more apps and features are […]

Lifeline: App of the Week

Each week, I am always eager to see what Apple will release for their free App of the Week.  This week, the featured app is a text-based adventure game called Lifeline, which can be played on one’s iPhone, iPad and even the Apple Watch!  My favorite part about this app?!  All buttons are clearly labeled, making it accessible to all […]

5 Apple Watch Apps for Visually Impaired

It’s almost been one year since Apple announced its first ever wearable, the Apple Watch.  Since its official release back in April, several individuals have experienced the convenience of the wearable.  How might those with visual impairments reap the benefits of the watch too?  AppleVis has provided a great directory of Apple Watch apps that are partially […]