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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jul 1, 2022

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 years we’ve written about different phones available for individuals with visual impairments, such as the BlindShell phone.  Another available option is RealSAM Pocket, which is a “revolutionary voice-operated smartphone for people who are blind or visually impaired.”

According to the phone’s website, RealSAM Pocket “takes away the stress of figuring out complicated phone interfaces when you can’t see or can’t see well enough what’s on the screen.”  The device enables users to communicate with friends and loved ones by phone or text by simply using their voice.

With RealSAM Pocket, users can:

  • Make and receive calls
  • Send and receive messages
  • Add contacts by voice
  • Use video magnifier
  • Read text with OCR
  • And much more!

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I’d like to take a moment to thank InTRAC, the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today.  You can find out more about InTRAC at

That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.