Saturday, February 4, 2012

Assistive Technology Internet Radio Station Launched

In January, 2012, the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads launched

This web site streams 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes all kinds of information about technology designed to increase the independence of people with disabilities. Examples of content include episodes of our flagship podcast “Assistive Technology Update”, our weekly “Accessibility Minute” show and several excerpts of assistive technology training programs that we have produced.  Popular content includes our recent Assistive Technology Holiday Shopping Guide, iPad High School (an in-depth look at an Indiana High School’s program to replace textbooks with iPads) and a training on assistive technology for people with autism spectrum disorder.  Additionally, our full-day training events and other live events are streamed from time to time.

The station rotates among various programs, but each day, the most recent episode of “Assistive Technology Update” plays at 9am and 1pm EST.

Wade Wingler, director of assistive technology and host of “Assistive Technology Update” reports, “We have had tremendous response to our podcasts, but we realize that some folks want to listen to our content without going through the process of subscribing through iTunes or another podcatcher.  We hope that will be an easy way for people to learn about assistive technology and the valuable resources made available through the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads.”

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