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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jul 22, 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!

A few weeks ago I talked about the Mobi-Mat RecPath, which you can place over grass, sand, gravel, and more.  Another available option is an Ekomat.  Ekomats are “dynamic, multipurpose tools that offer flexibility, slip-resistance, durability, and versatility in a wide range of applications…”  They can be placed on all sorts of terrain to increase accessibility.

A neat feature of Ekomats is that they are made of plastic shopping bags and diverted landfill-bound material.

Other features include:

  • They are water-impervious and flexible
  • They hold up in all-season weather and temperatures from -40ºF to 158ºF
  • Increase accessibility to remote sites
  • Provide a slip-resistant and stable surface
  • Can be used as a temporary, impact-resistant flooring option
  • And more

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I’d like 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 Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.