AM243 – Liftware Level

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs! I first introduced the original Liftware eating utensil back in 2014.  The original Liftware, now coined […]

Department Highlight: The Depot

The INDATA Project operates an Equipment Reutilization and Computer Reutilization (ReUse) program where assistive technology equipment is received from donors and given to individuals in the state of Indiana who have a disability. This program takes donations of used CCTV’s, video magnifiers, and computers. The equipment is then sanitized, repaired, and then given to to qualified recipients. […]

Steve Gleason Act cuts red tape for those with ALS

Thanks to Steve Gleason, people who require speech generating devices won’t have to cut through so much red tape. A former football star, Gleason led the charge to make speech-generating devices more readily accessible after he was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Individuals with ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — are at […]

Consumer Highlight: Gabrielle Books

I had the opportunity to meet with Gabrielle at her last appointment with her assistive technology specialist, Jim Rinehart, in her home in Elkart, Indiana. Jim is an Assistive Technology Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads. He has been working with Gabrielle since the beginning of her freshman school year of college. Gabrielle is a freshman at […]

Top Vacation Spots and Travel Tips for People with Disabilities

If you are making travel plans for this holiday season or thinking about a trip any time in the coming year, here are some ideas for easy, safe and fun destinations. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most accessible vacation spots for people with disabilities to visit. But first, here are some […]

2015 marks key year for workers accommodations

The year 2015 is a particularly important one for Americans with disabilities. It marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) as well as the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Teresa Goddard — a senior consultant at the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) — has a family history of disability […]