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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

May 7, 2021

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 an estimated 1.3 million people in the US are considered legally blind?  If you're looking for something to help make traveling by foot, by car, or by public transit easier, check out the Victor Reader Trek!

With cutting-edge GPS technology, the Victor Reader Trek makes navigating around a "breeze"!  The device gives clear, easy-to-follow verbal instructions so visually-impaired users are able to understand exactly what's to come on their route and how to navigate accordingly.

Some other key features of the device include:

Easy-to-use buttons
Familiar telephone keypad to type addresses
Toggle button to get back to your book or podcast exactly where you left off
Gives descriptions of intersections - like whether it's a 3-way or 4-way intersection, which streets go which direction, and approximate distance, etc.
Free tech support
Ability to voice-tag landmarks to receive turn-by-turn directions to that exact point
And much, much more.  Check out 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 Tracy Castillo for the lovely Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.