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Smart Environments

Smart environments allow people with disabilities to interact with and control certain aspects of their environment. Systems like Amazon Alexa or Google Home can pair with a wide network of smart devices to allow users to regulate the spaces around them. There are many options for this technology which can provide customized systems for users no matter their abilities.

Smart environments can provide users the option to complete different tasks with the touch of a button or by using…


Added by Melissa Culbertson on May 25, 2018 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Self-Stabilizing Eating Utensils

Liftware is a line of dining utensils with the potential power to cancel out tremors and cut down on spills. The devices use motion sensors and motors to react to involuntary movements by the user. Liftware may benefit individuals experiencing symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral Palsy, and other conditions resulting in hand tremors.

There are two different models of Liftware: Liftware Steady and Liftware Level. The stabilizing handle of the Steady model is designed to…


Added by Melissa Culbertson on January 17, 2018 at 9:43am — No Comments

Preparing for Winter with AT

Preparing For Winter With AT

Winter weather is on the way which can mean additional challenges for Iowans with disabilities. Fortunately, there are assistive technology (AT) devices that can aid in safety and independence as the temperature drops. Learn about some of these devices available for loan through Easter Seals Iowa Lending Library below.

Finishing up yardwork?

Try using a shorter-length garden rake on a fixed handle that you can use sitting down on a…


Added by Melissa Culbertson on December 6, 2017 at 8:03am — No Comments

Melissa Culbertson Introduction

Hello everyone. My name is Melissa Culbertson. I work with the Assistive Technology Center at Easter Seals Iowa. I joined Easter Seals this past May. I have learned so much during my time here and continue to learn something new every day. When I’m not at work, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and pets.

My favorite part of my position is seeing the excitement expressed by clients when discovering a device that will make their lives easier. I enjoy sharing…


Added by Melissa Culbertson on November 1, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

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