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 […]

Monitoring for Nocturnal Seizures with Emfit MM

Epilepsy, sometimes called a seizure disorder, is a disorder of the brain causing seizures, a short change in normal brain activity. Epilepsy is one of the most common conditions affecting the brain — nearly three million Americans have epilepsy. If more than 90 percent of your seizures occur while you sleep, you likely have nocturnal […]

Find Peace with Noise-Canceling Headsets

We have a few blogs in the mix coming up that will focus on assistive technology and tools to help increase your attention and concentration. First up, we have outlined noise-canceling headsets that can aid people with ADD/ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and other attention disabilities. We’ve discussed these headsets during one of our recent BITES […]

Making Old Electronics New Again

Environmental sustainability is of utmost importance to Easterseals Crossroads, as the assistive technology devices we collect and distribute can be hazardous if they’re discarded. Electronics contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals that can be harmful if released into the environment. “We go to great lengths to ensure we are being as environmentally-friendly as possible,” said […]

KAPSYS SmartVision2: The First Smartphone for the Visually Impaired

According to Statista, there are nearly 2.5 billion smartphone users worldwide. More than two hundred million of those users are in the United States. Smartphones today continue to progress as advances in telecommunication technology have been significant in recent years. But with features such as high-definition touchscreens, navigation tools, and high-speed internet browsing on the […]

Building Support for People with Brain Injuries

In the summer of 2016, Mike Vaughan’s life changed forever. A semi-truck crushed his small Volkswagen Golf, and he sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) — one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. Vaughan’s long recovery in the hospital and at home left him feeling increasingly isolated and confined. A […]