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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Oct 29, 2021

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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!

A few years back we talked about an adaptive controller available for the Xbox.  Did you know there is now an adaptive controller available for the Nintendo Switch?!  The Flex Controller is a "new and exciting" addition to the gaming community that allows gamers with disabilities to use external switches and joysticks to play video games on the Nintendo Switch!

In addition to helping gamers play on their Nintendo Switch, the Flex Controller may also help them play games on a Windows 10 PC.

According to its description, "Instead of the traditional controller shape, the Flex Controller allows additional assistive switches and joysticks to be connected via the auxiliary and USB ports.  This allows users to customize the setup and interface to meet their individual needs..."

Other features of the Flex Controller include:

  • Designed and developed under the supervision of Technotool Co., Ltd., a company specializing in developing products specifically for individuals with physical disabilities
  • Features 18 different socks for different types of switches
  • 2 USB sockets for joysticks
  • And much, much more

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I want 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 Tracy Castillo for the lovely Laura Medcalf  with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.