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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

May 1, 2015

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.
Do you enjoy helping other people?  Did you know there is a way to help others without leaving the comfort of your own couch?  For the visually impaired, daily tasks such as checking expiration dates or navigating around a new environment can be challenging.  The Be My Eyes App aims to conquer such challenges by pairing sighted individuals with those with visual impairments via video chat.  Once an individual who is blind requests assistance on this app, the volunteer receives a notification and a live video connection is established.  From the live video, volunteers can describe what they see, answering the visually impaired person's question.


For more information, to read our blog or to drop us a line, visit  That was your accessibility minute for this week. I¹m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads, in Indiana.