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AM487 Simple Music Player for Dementia

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Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!

Research suggests that listening to or singing songs can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.  Many of these individuals, however, may have a hard time operating modern music-playing equipment.  This is where the Simple Music Player comes in.

The Simple Music Player has been designed to be as easy as possible to operate for many people.  The styling of the player is reminiscent of old radios and is instantly recognizable as something which plays music.

To operate, there are only three controls:

  1. To start playing music just lift the lid
  2. To skip a song press the big button
  3. To stop the music close the lid

Other features include:

  • You can upload favorite music, books on tape, and podcasts from your computer using a USB cable
  • Highly durable construction consisting of a strong wooden enclosure with a high-strength plastic covering
  • Rubber feet to ensure the music player doesn’t slip
  • And much more!

Visit AlzStore.com to learn more!

For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit EasterSealsTech.com.

I’d like to take a moment to thank InTRAC, the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today.  You can find out more about InTRAC at relayindiana.com.

That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.

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