It’s What’s On the Inside — AND the Outside — That Counts

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” – Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer But for people with disabilities, living in their clothes can often be a more difficult challenge than you might imagine.   Making clothing accessible for everyone Grace Teo, a recent Ph.D. graduate from MIT, got that […]

It All Starts With a Dream: Spotlight on Laura Medcalf

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications “I want to be a Disney Princess.” Right away I knew Laura Medcalf and I were kindred spirits. Not only do we share a love for Disney but our favorite Disney Princess as well — Ariel. Like Ariel, Laura is strong-willed, independent and courageous. She has learned to do […]

Autism Awareness Grows, Support Needs to Follow

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications Autism continues to make headlines almost on a daily basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one in 68 American children is identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates of one in 88 […]

Product Review: RNIB PENfriend

If you like the LiveScribe Pulse Smartpen for taking notes at lectures, you’re going to love this assistive technology device for labeling household objects!  The PENfriend from Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) can record personal messages that are recalled by touching the tip of the pen to a label.  A person with low […]

Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities Training, May 21

The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads recently held a public training covering topics related to assistive technology and learning disabilities.  Here’s a recap of the event: Toni Sayers from Cambium Learning Technologies walked us through the Kurzweil 3000 software.  After breaking down all the features and demonstrating its basic functions, she answered questions about […]