Cards that Talk by QRSpeak

Playing cards is either impossible or very challenging for individuals with visual impairments.  QRSpeak created a whole new way of playing cards for these individuals with their Cards that Talk. The Cards that Talk set comes with standard 52 playing cards (plus 2 jokers = 54 cards total).  It is used in collaboration with the […]

Peri Rogowski: A Lifelong Assistive Technology Champion

Peri Rogowski’s passion for assistive technology is a large part of what defines her. Last month, the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads presented Peri Rogowski with the Indiana Assistive Technology Champion award, honoring her decades-long dedication to the AT field. “In the 25 years I have worked in the AT industry in Indiana, Peri has […]

Interior Navigation Simplified: Loud Steps App

Approximately 253 million people live with some type of visual impairment. The Loud Steps app is free and provides autonomy for visually-impaired or blind people. It is the world’s most-used platform for accessibility within indoor spaces and campuses. This application also caters to people with a hearing disability due to its simple, high-contrast visual interface. […]

Orbit Reader 20: Braille for Everyone!

Refreshable braille devices are mechanical braille generated by computer-driven pins. And unfortunately, they’re really expensive. The price hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years … until now. The Transforming Braille Group funded new technology development through Orbit Research. The goal was to make an efficient refreshable braille device with a price tag that doesn’t […]

The Talking GPS – Victor Reader Trek

With cutting-edge GPS technology, the Victor Reader Trek makes walking on foot, by car or by public transit a breeze. For those who are visually impaired (an estimated 1.3 million people in the U.S. are considered legally blind), being able to move around confidently and independently can be a game changer. With the Victor Reader […]

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 […]