Last year, Congress made a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as the first National Assistive Technology Awareness Day. This year, it fell on March 4 in the midst of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Assistive technology is defined in the Assistive Technology Act, Public Law 105-394, stating: “An assistive technology device is defined as ‘any item, […]
Happy National Assistive Technology Awareness Day! Last year, Congress made a resolution declaring March 27, 2019 as the first National AT Awareness Day. This year we are celebrating the wonderful world of assistive technology today! The definition of assistive technology (AT) may vary with each individual. However, the federal definition is as follows: “An assistive technology […]
Looking for a fun toy to teach your child about cause and effect? The Ribbon Push and Pull Cube by Fun and Function is one available option! The Ribbon Push and Pull Cube is a visually engaging tactile sensory tool featuring six sides. According to its description, “This engaging, tactile tool helps keep kids attentive […]
Brian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology, at Easterseals Crossroads shows us how to use a mouse with an iPad using pointer device, which is a new accessibility feature for iOS under the AssistiveTouch features. Check it out here: Click here to learn more about using a pointer device with AssistiveTouch on iOS device.
Over the years, we have covered several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and apps. Go Talk Go is an example of an AAC wearable – so communication is literally within an arm’s length! The rechargeable Go Talk Go features a plastic wristband so you can wear it like a watch. It offers three programmable […]
If your elderly loved one is having a hard time operating his or her Android phone, check out the Senior Homescreen Pro App. Many individuals only use a few apps and this app makes it easier to access those particular ones! This Android launcher app selects three apps by default, but you can easily add […]