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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Oct 14, 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!
Many individuals with different special needs cannot clip their fingernails without assistance.  One potential solution to help with this is the ClipDifferent fingernail clipper.

ClipDifferent is a patented assistive device used by people of all abilities for nail care.  It is ideal for individuals with Parkinson’s, low vision, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and more.

According to ClipDifferent’s website:

"The ClipDifferent utilizes a high-capacity, rechargeable battery to power a finely-tuned, trimming blade to create the most seamless fingernail clipping experience you’ve ever had. You simply turn it on and insert as much (or as little) of your fingernail you want trimmed into the fingernail slot. The blade then automatically trims your nail to the desired length..."

Other features of ClipDifferent include:
* The device weighs less than a bottle of water
* The finger rest allows individuals with vision or dexterity challenges to find and use the nail slot easily
* Nails are left smooth with no need to file
* Rechargeable: a quick charge is good for months of clippings
* The rubberized base rests securely on any level surface
* Nail clippings are captured in an easy-to-empty drawer

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That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Brian Norton for Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.