Low Vision Product Demo in Lafayette

INDATA is hosting a free demonstration day in Lafayette, Indiana on January 28. Attending a demo is easy! Simply contact Carol Girt, Loan Librarian, at cgirt@eastersealscrossroads.org or 888-466-1314 to schedule your free, half-hour appointment.  Carol will meet you at the Regenstrief Center on Purdue’s campus so you can get your hands on assistive technology relating […]

Review: Low Vision Accessibility on Apple’s iPhone

Recently I’ve noticed that large businesses have been adding accessibility or disability sections to their websites.  One really good example is AT&T’s commitment to disabilities page. Here you can see that AT&T has put some time and effort into making sure that they offer communication services such as phone and Internet to people that might […]

Low Vision Device Demo in Ft. Wayne

Did you know – The World Health Organization estimates more than 161 million people worldwide have a visual impairment.  Of these, 37 million are blind and 124 million have low vision. Carol Girt, Loan Library Specialist, will be in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 14 to demonstrate assistive technology devices for people with low vision. […]

E-reader Follow-up: enTourage eDGe

In our recent post about e-readers, we covered a handful of the latest e-book readers in the marketplace today.  I discovered another e-reader that I felt could not be ignored: the enTourage eDGe. This device is along the same vein as Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Spring Design’s Alex in that it is a dual […]

Intel Reader: Giving Independence to Print-Disabled

Exciting news for people who have difficulty reading regular print!  Assistive technology leader HumanWare recently signed on to distribute the Intel Reader.  This lightweight device records print, converts it to digital text, and then reads it aloud.  It has all the power of a computer and scanner, yet can fit easily in a purse or […]

Drop the Batteries: Low-tech Aids for Daily Living

A common misconception about assistive technology (AT) is that the device has to be made out of wires, use electricity and be really complicated.  This is absolutely not true!  AT that does not work off of that principle is called low-tech.  Low-tech devices after often found in the supermarket, the hardware store or even in […]