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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Feb 24, 2023

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!

Kitchen fires are the number one cause of home fires.  If you’re looking for a product to help protect against stove fires in your home, check out the FireAvert fire safety device!  With FireAvert, your home will be protected from stove fires in minutes by simply plugging it into the back of your stove.

After it’s plugged in, FireAvert protects your home from cooking fires with Automatic Stove Shut-off Technology.  It installs in minutes and requires no tools or professional skills.

FireAvert syncs to the sound of your existing smoke alarms (including Nest alarms) and automatically shuts off power to your stove when a smoke alarm activates.  It is continually monitoring for the sound of a smoke alarm.

Other features include:

Has an intelligent 30-second delay that allows “users who aren’t the best cooks to clear out the smoke before it cuts the power to the stove”
The unit can be reset by flipping the breaker in your electrical panel off and back on again
Once it is installed, you never have to pull your stove out
Maintenance-free with no batteries
Smart enough to distinguish between screaming kids, loud music, children’s toys, or any other sound
Available for both electric and gas stoves

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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 Tracy Castillo for the always lovely Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.