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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!

Freeform is an app that helps users organize and visually lay out content on a flexible canvas.  It allows users to see, share, and collaborate all in one place without worrying about layouts or page sizes.

Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said: “Freeform opens up endless possibilities for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to visually collaborate.  With an infinite canvas, support for uploading a wide range of files, iCloud integration, and collaboration capabilities, Freeform creates a shared space for brainstorming that users can take anywhere…”

The app offers a variety of brush styles and color options to sketch ideas, add comments, and draw diagrams.  Users can draw anywhere on the canvas using their fingers or with an Apple Pencil.

Other features include:

  • Add images, audio, video, PDFs, websites, sticky notes, and more anywhere on the Freeform board
  • Ideal for creating a digital pinboard, collecting research for a school project, or even gathering inspiration for your home renovation
  • Create diagrams with a library of over 700 shapes and alignment guides to help make your document look just the way you’d like
  • Scan paper documents with a built-in document scanner to archive documents and even annotate them directly on the board
  • Invite your friends or colleagues into your board for real-time collaboration. Freeform brings people together into a shared space for creativity, whether you’re at your desk or on the go. Easily invite others via email, link, or Messages
  • Brainstorm together with up to 100 collaborators on the same board

Check it out on the App Store to learn more! 

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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

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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