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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Mar 6, 2020

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!

Did you know there are more than 10 million people with visual impairments in the US alone?  If you or a loved one have a visual impairment and are searching for a safer way to navigate, check out WeWALK!

In sum, WeWALK is a white cane that uses smartphone integration.  Some of its features include:

  • The ability to detect obstacles above chest level with its ultrasonic sensor
  • Warns the user of an obstacle with vibration
  • When paired with the WeWALK app, actions such as getting navigation can be performed easily – without the need to hold smartphone
  • Integrated with Voice Assistant and Google Maps
  • And much more

Visit to learn more!

For more information, to read our blog, or to drop us a line, visit  That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.