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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Dec 29, 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!

Children need to practice good dental hygiene for several reasons.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.  Children who have poor oral health often miss more school and receive lower grades than children who don’t.  This is where Rainbow Smart Toothbrushes by Vigilant come in.

Rainbow Smart Toothbrushes connect to Android or iOS devices via Bluetooth and help children learn the perfect brushing technique dentists recommend.  They are manual toothbrushes that feature motion and 3D sensors that track brush positions and movements inside the mouth, while the app calculates variance and guides the brusher.  The app allows parents to view their child’s brushing habits, as well as how well they’re doing the task.

Other features include:

  • Interactive smartphone/tablet game that models great toothbrushing behavior for children
  • Available in seven different colors
  • Free Rainbow app available on iTunes and Google Play
  • Rechargeable
  • And 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.