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 […]

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 […]