Sep 16, 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!
Did you know infant and child car seat buckles require a minimum release force of 40 Newtons, or about 9 pounds to unbuckle? While this is great for kiddos, unbuckling these can be challenging for individuals with arthritis, poor dexterity, and more. Shark Tank featured a revolutionary product that can make unbuckling car seats easier: introducing UnbuckleMe!
UnbuckleMe was invented by an occupational therapist who had spent her career adapting equipment for patients with disabilities of the hand. She created this small tool that uses leverage to make it easier to unbuckle car seats.
Features of UnbuckleMe include:
Visit UnbuckleMe.com to learn 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 relayindiana.com.
That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.