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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Nov 20, 2015

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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!
For individuals who are diagnosed with ALS, MS, Parkinson's and more, changes in speech or complete loss of speech is common.  Your unique voice helps you better express yourself and shows your personality, so is offering a solution for individuals who may experience speech changes in the future. is a FREE online source where people can record and save messages in their own voices!  The recordings can then be imported into a Speech Generated Device or an AAC app to provide personal communication in the future.
All that's needed to use Message Banking is a USB hands-free mic and an internet connection.  Visit to learn more!
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.