How leaders in Indianapolis are marking 30 years of the ADA

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – For 30 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped ensure fair and equal access for all people across the country.

Closer to home in Indianapolis, Easterseals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center has become a place Hoosiers with disabilities and their families can rely on for resources, education and training.

In recognition of 30 years of the ADA, News 8 visited the Assistive Technology Lab of the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads.

The lab is full of technology and gadgets that have helped people with disabilities lead to more inclusive lives. There is older technology like screen readers, but also new technology like Obi, the robot who functions as a self-feeder.

“Internet accessibility is the new gateway of accommodation. Assistive Technology (AT) is evolving and changing just like all technology does as our universal needs shift,” said Brian Norton, director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads.

Watch the video clips in this story to see how assistive technology has changed over the years and where leaders at Easterseals Crossroads predict the legislation can go from here.

For more information about the Americans with Disabilities Act, click here.

For more information about Easterseals Crossroads, click here.