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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Aug 28, 2015

146-08-28-15 Skoog Musical Instrument

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!
Greek philosopher Plato once stated: "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."  It is no secret that music plays an essential role in child development.  Several studies show the benefits of making music include improved concentration, language, sympathetic engagement and social interaction.  How might a child with a physical disability be able to play an instrument?  The Skoog is a possible solution!  
What is the Skoog?  It is an easy-to-play instrument designed for everyone.  It features a universal design and software, both which make it accessible to users of all abilities.  
To learn more about the Skoog, visit the company's website at
For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit  That was your accessibility minute for this week! I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.