BuckleRoo Seat Belt Buckle Guard

Do you have a problem with your child unbuckling his or her seat belt?  A possible solution to help keep your child safe is the BuckleRoo Seat Belt Guard.  The BuckleRoo is a “simple little device with a great big job: keeping children safe by preventing them from releasing their seat belt while you’re driving.”To […]

LooPo Seat Belt Tension Adjuster

I have been driving independently off and on for the past 7 years.  In order to drive independently, I require high-tech hand controls for steering, accelerating, and braking.  One of the lower tech items that helps me tremendously is the LooPo Seat Belt Tension Adjuster. LooPo easily attaches to the top third of the seat […]

Safe Toys and Gifts for the Holidays

Winter has come. The holiday season is upon us. As we brace for an impending invasion of family, friends and frosty temperatures — holiday shopping can be an escape everyone enjoys. Finding gifts for children with special needs around the holidays often begets high stress levels. Luckily, the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Children with […]

5 Alerting Indicators for Blind and Visually Impaired

There are many forms of assistive technology that may benefit individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  However, one type of assistive technology I’ve yet to discuss in depth is alerting indicators, which may benefit these individuals greatly.  Maxi Aids “offers the highest quality selections of liquid level indicators, talking alarm clocks, motion sensors, toilet level indicators, […]

Nest Protect

The smoke alarm sounds and your mind begins to race.  “Where’s the problem?  Is it smoke?  CO?  Burned popcorn?”  The newest release of Nest Protect is a smart solution.  It is an industrial-grade smoke sensor that lasts up to a decade.  According to Nest’s website, “the all-new Nest Protect is the smoke alarm other alarms […]

Meld: The smart new way to cook!

I am all about connecting appliances to the Internet of things; doing so helps me live more independently.  Thanks to home automation and an app in my smartphone, I am able to lock/unlock doors, adjust the thermostat, turn lights on/off, and more!  Now there is a new, sizzling gizmo, called Meld, that I’m looking into to further my […]