Measuring Made Easy with the Tactile Caliper

Geometry class just got a bit easier for blind and visually-impaired students. A new mechanical Braille ruler is now available to individuals of all ages. Developed by Squirrel Devices — a past winner of the Louis Braille Touch of Genius Award — the Tactile Caliper allows its users to measure and draw with a much […]

The Magic of Touchable Fireworks

Fireworks shows are enjoyed by people around the world as a primarily visual experience. It might sound crazy, but now you can actually FEEL fireworks. Feeling is believing. For the more than 10 million Americans who are blind or visually impaired, they can now feel what sighted individuals experience during a joyful fireworks celebration. “Feeling […]

Enjoy an Accessible Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

Now that the summer sun is peeking out of the clouds and Memorial Day is around the corner, it’s time to plan a weekend getaway! If you’re looking for an accessible place to stay over the holiday, Airbnb is now offering new features to meet your needs. Earlier this spring, the company introduced 21 new […]

Stimulate Your Mind with Brain Games

We’re finishing up our focus on assistive technology and tools to help increase your attention and concentration with this last article covering brain games. Whether you’re on a desktop monitor, laptop or mobile phone, these games can get you stimulated and keep your brain sharp. Any game even somewhat challenging “trains” the brain to learn […]

Easily Control Your Environment with Control Omni

From switching on lights to lifting the garage door, the Control Omni makes everyday tasks much easier for people with disabilities. The latest in environmental control technology from Abilia, this device is an advanced remote-control system with a dynamic touchscreen and infrared scanning options for physically-impaired individuals unable to use direct touch. The built-in transmitter […]