LIttle boy in a wheelchair with costume

Halloween Fun For Everyone!

Halloween is that one day of the year when we can be someone else and people rejoice and give us treats! But, Halloween costumes and activities can get a little “spooky” for individuals with disabilities.  Let’s make Halloween inclusive for children with disabilities, and build better communities where no one is left out. Halloween can be a scary time,…
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Freedomalert-Bluetooth-Cellular-Gateway

No Fee-Emergency Alert System For Home With Your Cell Phone!

I was recently working with a woman who wanted her husband to be able to stay at home safely with an emergency alert system, but they only had a cellphone and could not afford another monthly fee. We decided to try a combination of the Freedom Alert with the X-Link Bluetooth Adapter. The Freedom Alert is a no monthly fee alerting…
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Panasonic KX-TGM450 Phone

Do You Hear Me Now? An Amplified Phone For A Landline

There are so many excellent amplified phones for landlines made these days, but I want to mention one of these phones that I especially like.  The Panasonic KX-TGM450S cordless phone has great amplification (50 dB) but I found these other attributes that really make this phone special. Loud 112 dB ringer Talking caller ID Good…
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Speech Banana on an Audiogram

Is That A Banana In Your Ear? Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not the same for everybody. For individuals with any degree of hearing loss, it can be very difficult trying to explain their loss. Some find that their friends and family with “normal” hearing just don’t get what it’s like to have a hearing impairment. Enter the “Speech Banana”. A wonderful visual tool…
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Alarmy App with the Shake feature showing

Never Be Late With The Alarmy (Sleep If You Can) App!

Waking up is hard, and the coming winter months bring additional challenges to getting out of bed. We do not have the sun and chirping birds to naturally wake us up anymore. Plus the idea of getting out of a warm bed to meet cold air feels almost unbearable. For people with disabilities, the difficulties of getting…
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