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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Dec 4, 2015

160-12-4-15 inTACT Sketchpad
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!
E.A.S.Y. Tactile Graphics is a company offering drawing solutions for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.  According to their website, employees at the company "firmly believe that drawing is not reserved solely for the sighted, and their mission is to bring freehand tactile drawing into the lives of blind and visually impaired children and adults."
The company's flagship product, inTACT Sketchpad and Eraser, are comparable to the pencil and paper for sighted individuals.  The Sketchpad allows users to create tactile drawings by hand.  As they draw on the sketchpad, raised lines appear on the drawing sheet, making it possible for users to feel their drawings along the way!  
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