2020 Assistive Technology Holiday Gift Guide

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The INDATA Project is one of 56 similar, federally-funded programs designed to increase access and awareness of assistive technology.  Our goal is to make the world a more accessible place and help people lead more independent and fulfilling lives through the use of assistive technology.

As we get closer to the holidays, here is a list of gift ideas of gadgets and cool tech to make our lives easier — especially for those people in your life who may have disabilities.

Assistive Technology

Orcam Read

  • OrCam Read is a first-of-its-kind handheld device with a smart camera that seamlessly reads text from any printed surface or digital screen.
  • Great for anyone who struggles with reading.
  • Just point and click.


  • A simple and safe way to connect seniors with loved ones.
  • Easy to use – eliminates the clutter, distractions and complications of other devices.
  • Make a call, send an email, play games, or listen to music or the latest news. It is all there.

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Smart Home 

Kids Echo Dot

  • Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, get help with homework.
  • 1yr subscription to Amazon Kids+ provides access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills.
  • Set daily time limits, filter explicit songs, and review activity in the Amazon Parent Dashboard.

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Tile Stickers

  • Tile stickers are bluetooth enabled and link to an app on your phone to make everything findable.
  • Tile Stickers feature an adhesive back, making it easy to stick onto your remote control, headphones, glasses case, or other gadgets.
  • The easy-to-use finder and free app work with iOS and Android.

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AirPods/Beats Headset

  • Active noise cancellation for immersive sound.
  • Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you. 
  • When connect to iOS14 persons who are hard of hearing are able to use them as personal listening devices.

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Keeping It Clean

PhoneSoap 3

  • We have all heard about how dirty our phones are. PhoneSoap 3 aims to solve that by using UV-C light to sanitize your smartphone.
  • PhoneSoap 3 was built to accommodate all smartphones.
  • USB and USB-C ports in the back of the unit offer universal charging. You’re going to charge your phone and sanitize it, too!

Phone Soap UV-C sanitizer


Fun for Kids 

GoCube Smart Rubik’s Cube

  • The GoCube is a STEM toy that fits all ages and capabilities. This educational and fun cube connects to your phone or tablet and tracks your moves in real time.
  • It teaches the fundamentals of problem solving and develops spatial awareness, memorization skills and hand & eye coordination.

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Echo Glow

  • Echo Glow is a smart lamp for kids – Pair with any compatible Alexa device to control color and brightness with your voice.
  • Unlock the magic of Rainbow Timer – As the colors of the rainbow change, kids get a visual reminder that can help morning and bedtime routines stay on track.

Echo Glow interactive light for kids

Snap Circuits Pro

  • Snap Circuits make learning fun and teaches basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by using building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid.
  • Build over 500 experiments with over 70 parts. 
  • Parts included: snap wires, slide switches, resistors, an FM radio module, and a 7-segment LED display.

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Interested in more holiday gift ideas?  Listen to our 3-part ATUpdate Holiday Podcast.

For more information about the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, go to www.eastersealstech.com or call 888-466-1314.