At NxGenLearning, we are committed to making the world a better place for all people, especially those with disabilities and those who are less privileged. Since 2001, we have been delivering technologies and training that nurture the discovery of the talents and strengths of all individuals, to create organizations built on hope and possibility, rather than ranking, excluding, and labeling.
Our mission includes empowering individuals with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities to utilize the TAP-it®, a universally designed technology. The TAP-it enables individuals to enhance independent living skills and develop the skills to succeed in careers of their choice.
We guide the exploration to reveal the strengths of individuals with disabilities, via the unique ADA-compliant, assistive technology: TAP-it® – Touch Accessible Platform – Intended Touch Technology (Visit http://www.teachsmart.org for details).
In that context, we invite you to see the delight and joy expressed when our clients use a TAP-it® for the first time. They can now access digital resources that were previously difficult or impossible for them to use, learn from, and create with.
Our training and support are individualized for each client. We ensure that a person with disabilities gains unencumbered access to the digital resources they need. The TAP-it® becomes an easy-to-use interface to their computer utilizing its applications for vocational rehabilitation or relearning daily life skills.
The TAP-it® is an adaptive workplace device, which meets the requirements of Affirmative Action Rules, to support the hiring and employment of persons with disabilities.
To view an interview with a client successfully using TAP-it® at a Neuro Rehabilitation Treatment Center in Ohio, please visit https://youtu.be/UG4DPfrLXHc
“For most people, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, however, technology makes things possible. In some cases, especially in the workplace, technology becomes the great equalizer and provides the person with a disability a level playing field on which to compete.” Mary Pat Radabaugh, former employee with the IBM Disability Support Center.
An expert’s comments: Assistive Technology News’ reviewer John M. Williams “Once in a while, I see new technology that really excites me. TAP-it® is one of those technologies. It comes close to being a universally designed product that can be used by individuals with visual, cognitive, mobility, physical, hearing, speech and a combination of disabilities… It can be used in rehabilitation programs, for training purposes at Centers for Independent Living, to retrain wounded veterans, for entertainment, and in other areas. It enhances a person’s pride and increases their independence.
Invite us to be your partner in unlocking the hidden genius within those you serve, treat, and care for in their daily lives.
David Lucas and Sheila Lucas, M.A., M.Ed