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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Oct 1, 2021

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!

We originally talked about the Pocketalker Ultra Personal Amplifier way back in 2016.  Since then, Williams Sound has released a newer, sleeker model.  Introducing the Pocketalker 2.0 Personal Amplifier!

The Pocketalker 2.0 features a modern, sleek design with several other noteworthy upgrades.  For example, it's louder when you need it to be (63dB vs 50dB); it also features a built-in microphone.

This slim, ergonomic personal amplifier helps users hear the sounds and voices most important to them; it amplifies what they want to hear while reducing distracting background noise.

According to its description on Diglo's website, the device "couldn't be easier to use."  Users simply plug in the headphone or earphones, position the built-in microphone near the preferred sound, adjust the volume to their comfort - and start listening!

Other features include:

A slim, ergonomic personal amplifier that helps users hear the sounds and voices most important to them
The device automatically amplifies what users want to hear, while reducing distracting background noise
Up to 63dB amplification
Omnidirectional internal microphone with another omnidirectional plug-in mic to enhance sound pick-up
Comes with 12 ft TV extension cord to amplify the sound of your TV
It also comes with:
Both headphones and earphones
3.5mm stereo headphone jack
2 AAA batteries
USB port for charging rechargeable AAA batteries (rechargeable battery kit soled separately)
Belt clip
Up to 105 hours of use with 2 AAA batteries
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That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Tracy Castillo for the lovely Laura Medcalf  with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.