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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jul 21, 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!

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition that has few noticeable symptoms but can lead to all sorts of unpleasantness in the long run. If your blood is pumped at an elevated pressure inside your body, it can cause vision and circulation problems and increase the likelihood of heart attacks, aneurysms, and other medical issues.

You can discuss with your doctor how to help prevent hypertension.  They will likely ask you to monitor your blood pressure regularly to see how medication(s) and lifestyle choices affect it.  Thankfully, you can easily do so with a blood pressure monitor like QardioArm!

The QardioArm device is a plain white box with only a single LED light on it.  You turn it on by wrapping the cuff around the body of the device, where a magnet triggers a switch inside the case.  Every time you check your blood pressure, your results sync with the Qardio App.

The Qardio App automatically detects and records irregular heartbeats so you can better keep your doctor informed about such important events.  It also integrates with many other apps and platforms, making it easy to combine, analyze, and store data conveniently in one place.

The monitor has too many features to list here so check out our blog on the device or visit to learn 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.