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AM411 – MiniVision2 Cell Phone for Visually Impaired

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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! A couple months ago, we covered the BlindShell Classic, which is a cellphone for individuals with […]

Rainbow Music Hand Bells

Fat Brain Toys offers several toy options for individuals who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!  One toy ideal for children with visual impairments is the Rainbow Music Hand Bells. According to Fat Brain Toys, “These vibrant bells provide kids with a wonderfully intuitive first-time music-making experience that’s fun and easy. […]

Communication Made Easy with Panasonic’s Cordless Phone

Staying in touch with family, friends and caregivers is crucial for people with disabilities, especially in the cold grips of winter. The Panasonic DECT 6.0 cordless phone makes communication easier in a variety of ways. Sight and Sound This phone is particularly helpful for low-vision users. It features a high-contrast, backlit keypad, large buttons, a […]

Cards that Talk by QRSpeak

Playing cards is either impossible or very challenging for individuals with visual impairments.  QRSpeak created a whole new way of playing cards for these individuals with their Cards that Talk. The Cards that Talk set comes with standard 52 playing cards (plus 2 jokers = 54 cards total).  It is used in collaboration with the […]

VocaTime Atomic Talking Watch

There are so many talking watches available on the market for individuals with visual impairments it can be hard to choose one.  VocaTime offers a large selection of talking watches for both women and men.Instead of covering all of their available watches, I am just going to highlight the VocaTime Atomic Talking Watch with Leather […]

7 Assistive Kitchen Cutting Devices

“For many individuals, time in the kitchen is special.  It gives them a chance to be creative and have a result that is as delicious as it is beautiful.”  Low vision and poor dexterity often make prepping and cooking foods extremely challenging.  Fortunately, there are so many kitchen advancements that allow individuals to continue to […]