Gaining Independence through the Internet of Things

INDATA specializes in connecting people with disabilities to assistive technology that can improve their lifestyle and increase their independence. Next week’s free, full-day training session on Friday, August 31 will go one step further by showing how this technology can connect to the world around them. The upcoming training session will introduce attendees to the […]

Introducing Amazon Tap and Echo Dot

Over a year ago, I wrote about Amazon Echo, a virtual assistant by Amazon that you simply place in your home.  To wake Echo, you simply say “Alexa” and the virtual assistant will provide you with music, news, weather, alarms, timers, to-do lists, and more.  More recently, Amazon has introduced two new members to their […]

ARING Ring: A ring that listens to your commands!

Thanks to Siri and other virtual assistants, several individuals have observed the convenience of speaking commands.  Now there is a device being introduced, called ARING, that provides the same convenience literally right at your fingertip.  In sum, ARING is “one ring control for your smartphone.” To use ARING, you simply click and speak, then ARING […]

How to make your iOS device accessible

Since the birth of the iPhone over eight years ago, Apple has worked hard to make their devices as user-friendly as possible.  In order to reach the widest range of consumers, Apple’s products feature simple controls and interfaces on their iOS devices, as well as several accessibility features not commonly found on other smart devices. In […]

Spring Forward with the Apple Watch!

Apple unveiled its first ever wearable back in September at its iPhone 6 event, and on Monday, the Cupertino company finally revealed more details on the highly-anticipated Apple Watch, including pricing and the release date!  What else does the smartwatch have to offer and how can you operate it?  Let’s spring forward with more details! […]

Friday Podcast: RESNA (Alex Mihailidis), Run Windows on your iPad, Are you happy with Siri?, AppWriter, BrightStar, VisionAssist, Cause and Effect Apps and Sensory Bins

Information from the INDATA Project is now available via podcast! Every Friday, the INDATA Project will release two podcasts featuring new assistive technology projects. The podcasts are available for viewing on the INDATA Project website and on iTunes. The “Assistive Technology Update” is a fast-paced weekly update for AT professionals and enthusiasts. The “Accessibility Minute” is designed […]