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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Sep 2, 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!

Traditional toothbrushes are not always ideal for individuals with oral sensitivities and/or poor dexterity.  If you or a loved one have autism, Alzheimer’s, or other special needs, check out the Collis Curve Toothbrush.

The Collis Curve Toothbrush is a three-sided toothbrush that features short center bristles to clean occlusal surfaces and two outer rows of curved bristles. The two outer rows of curved bristles gently nestle their way between the tooth and the gumline to remove plaque and food debris.

It was developed by American dentist George Collis whose father had a hard time using a traditional toothbrush due to having Parkinson’s.

Other features of the Collis Curve Toothbrush include:

  • Easily cleans around braces, crowns, and implants
  • Quick and easy brushing technique
  • Reaches into pockets and recessed gumlines
  • Adaptive device for limited manual dexterity
  • Ideal for persons with arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, 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.