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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Mar 1, 2019

AM317 - Zerotie hands-free lacing shoes

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!

Over the past few years, we've covered several different types of footwear designed for independence. While we were at ATIA earlier this month, we came across another pair of footwear that can be laced entirely hands-free! Introducing ZeroTie hands-free lacing shoes.

Here is the story behind the shoes:
“The ZeroTie patented technology was founded on a simple idea – to give independence back to an aging mother. When the founder’s mother was unable to bend over to tie her shoes, he went on a mission to develop a self-tying solution.”

Individuals can easily slip the shoe on, roll back the heel to tighten, and walk away without ever bending over or using their hands. In order to loosen the laces, simply step down on the mechanism and release.

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