Tag Archives: Adaptive Aids

Skate City Overland Park

Location:  10440 Mastin, Overland Park, KS 66212 Costs: $5 per person for a two-hour session $2 skate rental (4 wheels) $3.50 for a Skate Mate (photo below) 50 cents extra per charge if using a credit card Web site:  http://www.skatecitykansas.com/Overland_Park.html#Continue reading

Posted in Kansas, Kansas City Metro Area, Overland Park | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Accessibility Contest

From the mailbag: We welcome you to submit your best work on improving accessibility of the Web, Mobiles, and Wearables for people with and without disabilities to the International Web for All Conference (W4A’15), conveniently co-located with WWW’15 and MobiSys’15. … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts and Observations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Upcoming Hadley Seminars

Right as I decided I need to figure out how to make soccer happen for Peanut–we’re down to a 20% visual field in his right eye only, so I know adaptations are going to have to be made–I received an … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Adaptable Toy: Melissa & Doug Sound Puzzle

We are big Melissa & Doug fans here at Casa de Phouka.  The toys are well-made and durable; they also tend to be made of wood, which is our preference in a plastic-filled world.  Their toys remind me of the … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts and Observations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Petition: Make Appliances Accessable

From Gene Fleeman, NFB member: Hi everyone, I’ve started the petition “Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers: Incorporate voice technology, audio queues, and/or tactile buttons into your flat panel appliances to make them accessible to the blind and those with low … Continue reading

Posted in Making a Difference | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tax Season Approacheth

Recently received from the IRS: Hello and Happy Tax Season! Another tax season is at our door! We are proud to announce that last year with your help, more than one million accessible forms and publications were downloaded, in large … Continue reading

Posted in Tools and Resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Survey: Job Accomodations Request

From the September 2013, LII:3 The Braille Forum: Individuals aged 50 or older who need job accommodations are being sought for a study by researchers at the Florida State University. You are invited to share your perceptions of factors related … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts and Observations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tap Tap See. No, Really. Tap Tap *See*

The past few weeks, I’ve noticed people I follow on Twitter being all abuzz about an app called TapTapSee. It’s recently been updated, and they were delighted with the things the app can now do, like help identify subjects in a picture … Continue reading

Posted in Tools and Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why a Kindle’s Really Not for You

As you know, I’m a reader.  It’s rare to find me without a book in my hand, and you’ll find reading materials of one sort or another stashed almost everywhere I frequent in my life, from magazines in my cubicle … Continue reading

Posted in Early Literacy, Making a Difference | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maxim Breakdown

The phrase “we look with our eyes, not with our hands” echoes through my childhood.  This was told to me over and over again as my eyes lit up with joy and my fingers reached out to touch whatever fascinating … Continue reading

Posted in Random Thoughts and Observations | Tagged | 1 Comment