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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jan 28, 2022

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!

If you or a loved one have low vision and are looking for a way to watch television, check out Vision Buddy!  According to Vision Buddy’s website, it is the “world’s first tv-focused assistive device for the visually impaired.”

To use the device, plug the Vision Buddy Streamer into an existing cable box, streamer, or any other provider to watch your favorite television programs with enhanced image quality.  You can easily zoom in or out to “enjoy a movie theater experience right in your living room!”

In addition to helping individuals with visual impairments watch television, the device can help users perform other tasks such as reading, operating a microwave, and more.

Other features include:

Built-in OCR so it can read text aloud from books, magazines, newspapers, and more
With the click of a button, users can switch to magnification/camera mode to see their surrounding environment
16-megapixel camera
And much, 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.