Building an Inclusive Learning Environment

            Every year, INDATA hosts four free, full-day training sessions that offer an in-depth look at people with particular disabilities and the forms of assistive technology that can improve their everyday lives. INDATA hosted two training sessions last week with representatives from the PATINS Project and the Dyslexia Institute of […]

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 […]

Ring Video Doorbells

There are many assistive technologies available to help individuals with different needs live more independently.  Smart home appliances are one of the easiest, most affordable ways to help someone with a mobility impairment be as independent as possible.  Ring is a company offering several smart home solutions. Ring offers security cameras, a security system, and […]

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 […]

Serene Innovations Super Bed Shaker

The last two blog posts have discussed two different bed shakers (Vibio and AlarmDock) for heavy sleepers or individuals who are hard of hearing.  Another example of a bed shaker is the Serene Innovations Super Bed Shaker. The Super Bed Shaker gently wakes you up with vibrations that gradually increase in strength.  It pairs directly […]

Silent Call AlarmDock

Silent Call Communications is a company established in 1985.  Their products are designed for individuals who are hard of hearing, deaf, deaf-blind, heavy sleepers, or wear a hearing aid.  One of Silent Call’s products is the AlarmDock.The AlarmDock product line is an innovative way to use your smartphone as an extra loud alarm clock or […]